Alberta Adult Health Benefit
The Alberta Adult Health Benefit (AAHB) program supports Albertans in low income to ensure they have access to prescription drugs, dental services, optical services, emergency ambulance and diabetic supplies that are essential to health and well-being.
Region of Administration:
Government / Department:
Alberta Human Services
The health benefit plan is for individuals and families with limited incomes. It includes children up to age 18, and up to age 20 if they live at home and are attending high school. There are no fees to sign up.
Individuals and families may qualify for the AAHB if:
- You are pregnant and you have limited income.
- You leave Income Support and you have income from employment, self-employment, or the Canada Pension Plan Disability program.
- You leave Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) and you have income from employment, self-employment, or the Canada Pension Plan Disability program.
Families must also qualify by income.
If you are a single individual, you qualify for AAHB if your income is under $15,545. If you have a spouse or partner, of if you have children, your income can be higher.
To receive health benefits, you and members of your family must live in Alberta and be Canadian citizens or have permanent residence status in Canada, and must not be receiving health benefits from other government programs.
- Basic services like extractions and fillings
- Some additional services like teeth cleaning and annual examinations are also covered.