Northern Patient Transportation Program

The Northern Patient Transportation Program (NPTP) subsidizes medical transportation costs for eligible Manitoba residents in the north to obtain medical or hospital care not available in their home community. Subsidies may include costs for an essential escort (ex:  if required for a minor or a person with disabilities).

Program eligibility is limited to Manitoba residents who live:

  • north of the 53rd parallel from the Saskatchewan boundary to the west side of Lake Winnipeg
  • north of the 51st parallel from the east side of Lake Winnipeg to the Ontario boundary
  • on Matheson Island, when ground travel is not possible by winter road or ferry 

Travel must be approved a physician and meet program eligibility. Patients who have coverage from an insurer or funder are not eligible for this medical travel subsidy. Examples include:

  • Employers
  • Workers’ Compensation Board
  • Manitoba Public Insurance
  • Non-insured people (such as First Nations, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, National Forces)

To process a transport request or for questions about the program, please contact your local office:

Thompson NPTP office
c/o Thompson General Hospital
871 Thompson Drive South
Thompson, MB R8N 0C8

Churchill NPTP office
c/o Churchill Health Centre Division of WRHA
P.O. Box 2500
Churchill, MB R0B 0E0

The Pas NPTP office
c/o The Pas Health Centre
Box 240
The Pas MB, R9A 1K4

Pine Falls NPTP office
c/o Pine Falls Health Complex
Box 2000
Pine Falls, MB R0E 1M0

Flin Flon NPTP office
c/o Flin Flon General Hospital
P.O. Box 340
Flin Flon MB R8A 1N2