Cannabis is medicine.
We’ll support you to find out if insurance coverage is available to you and work with you to optimize your medical cannabis treatments.
Our expert care team makes it easy for you to access medical cannabis treatments that could improve your symptom management, reduce other medications and find a better quality of life.
Many patients find benefits and more insurance providers are taking notice.
If you have private insurance or are supported by a Quebec public agency, you could be eligible for insurance coverage for medical cannabis treatments.
Find information below about medical cannabis insurance coverage from:
- Public agencies : CNESST, IVAC, SAAQ
- Private insurance providers
- Veterans Affairs Canada
COMMISSION DES NORMES, DE L’ÉQUITÉ, DE LA SANTÉ ET DE LA SÉCURITÉ AU TRAVAIL (CNESST)
In Quebec, worker’s compensation benefits are administered by the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité au travail (CNESST).
The CNESST does provide coverage for medical cannabis treatments under specific recommendation and guidance by a healthcare practitioner. If you have an active file with the CNESST and are interested in learning more about medical cannabis, reach out to us to find out more.
INDEMNISATION DES VICTIMES D’ACTES CRIMINELS (IVAC)
The agency for Indemnisation des victimes d’actes criminels (IVAC) supports victims of criminal acts and does provide coverage for medical cannabis treatments under healthcare practitioner recommendation and guidance. To find out if medical cannabis could support you on your health journey, please contact us!
SOCIÉTÉ DE L’ASSURANCE AUTOMOBILE DU QUÉBEC (SAAQ)
If you have been injured in a motor-vehicle accident and have a file with the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ), please contact us for more information. The agency does not provide medical cannabis coverage to-date, but we are interested to hear from you and explore whether we can help.
PRIVATE INSURANCE PROVIDERS
The following private insurance providers offer coverage for medical cannabis treatments under specific conditions:
- Sun Life
- Canada Life (formerly Great West)
- La Capitale
- Blue Cross
- Industrial Alliance / IA Financial
Eligibility criteria varies between each insurer and are based on your specific medical condition and history.
The most common coverage is available for patients living with symptoms of cancer or chemotherapy, neurologic conditions including Multiple Sclerosis (MS), epilepsy, spinal cord injury, rheumatoid arthritis, neuropathic pain or symptoms of HIV/AIDS.
Other private insurance plans may have coverage available via a Health Spending Account.
If you are with one of these providers, let us help you on this path.
Cannabis is medicine but we have more work to do.
Despite our efforts, public prescription drug plans (RAMQ) do not cover medical cannabis. We hope that with continued medical cannabis advocacy and research, that the benefits of medical cannabis will soon be acknowledged by the public insurance providers.