Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living

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infohealth Guide

Answers to Questions about Health Care

Thank you for taking the time to read this guide. It contains valuable information on provincial health services for you and your family. Inside the guide, you’ll find answers to your questions on many topics, such as how to apply for provincial health benefits, what rights you have as a patient, how you can get help for problems such as substance abuse and where you can go to learn about healthy lifestyle choices.

Our commitment to you

Health care remains a top priority for the Manitoba government. When we need medical care, we want and deserve a health care system we can rely on. Your provincial government is working with many partners to provide safe, quality and timely health care to all residents. We want to help reduce wait times for health services and improve access to those services – so you receive the health care you need, when you need it and where you need it.

We’re working to:

  • educate, recruit and retain more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals
  • redevelop our existing health care facilities and build new ones
  • explore innovative approaches to expand health care access for all Manitobans
  • target funding to reduce wait times for priority areas
  • improve the health status of Aboriginal people
  • promote healthier lifestyles and wellness for all Manitobans
  • provide resources and education to Manitobans to prevent the onset of disease
  • enhance public health measures and systems across the province
  • streamline management, so every possible health care dollar goes to patient care

Your health and well-being are important to us. Please read on to find out more about health services for Manitobans and how to access them.