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Info Health Guide

What health services are available to you in Manitoba?


Primary care

 

Training and hiring more doctors and nurses

Health care professionals are the key to helping you get the care you need and to reducing wait times.

That’s why the Physician Recruitment and Nurse Recruitment strategies launched in 2000 are so important. Those strategies have increased Manitoba’s supply of doctors by more than 250 and nurses by more than 2,000.

 

Staying healthy and finding the right care at the right time with the right health care provider – that’s what primary care is all about. Primary care is a person’s first point of contact with the health care system. It involves a range of health services that promote good health, care for common illness and help patients manage ongoing health problems, such as diabetes or asthma. You may access primary care services at a clinic, a family doctor office or a community health centre. Primary care recognizes that many different kinds of health care providers can assist in helping Manitobans to achieve good health.

Doctors

Manitoba Health covers you and your dependents for any medically required doctor services. We pay doctors directly for insured services provided in their office, clinic, hospital or other institution, or in your home. Those services can include routine appointments, emergency care and care while you are in a hospital.

Manitoba Health also covers medically necessary surgery, anesthesia, X-rays and laboratory services when ordered by your doctor.

Finding a family doctor

A family doctor knows you and your health needs and provides ongoing care – which means better health for you and your family. Your family doctor is your doorway to the health care system’s other services, such as diagnostic tests or referral to a medical specialist.

More info

If you live in Manitoba and need a family doctor, you can call the Family Doctor Connection Program at:

786-7111 in Winnipeg
1-866-690-8260 Toll free

TTY/TDD:
204-774-8618
1-800-855-0511 Toll free
(Manitoba Relay Services)

This free service, offered by Manitoba Health and the Manitoba College of Family Physicians, operates Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

After hours you can submit your questions by email to insuredben@gov.mb.ca.


Specialist referrals

doctorsYour family doctor or primary care provider is probably a general practitioner – that is, a health care provider trained to deal with your overall health. But sometimes, your health care provider may suggest you seek special care for an illness, injury or condition, and refer you to a specialist.

A specialist is a doctor who focuses on a particular area of medicine, and has extra training and expertise in that area. Some doctors, for example, specialize in treating heart disease or cancer.

Usually, a referral from your family doctor is the only way to see a specialist. Manitoba Health pays for a specialist if you need to see one.

Community health centres


In clinics or centres in the community, teams of different health care providers work together to offer medical services, home care, public health and mental health services, depending on the community or neighbourhood. Some centres also work in partnership with the communities they serve to assist in addressing a broad spectrum of needs, such as housing, education, employment and safe neighbourhoods.

More info

Phone:
204-287-8827 in Winnipeg
1-866-266-4636 Toll free

Website:
Volunteer Manitoba


Other health care providers

Optometrists – Optometrists measure how well you can see, prescribe glasses or contact lenses and detect eye disease. If you are under 19 years old or 65 or over, Manitoba Health pays for one complete routine eye exam in a two-year benefit period. And if an optometrist decides that regular eye exams are medically necessary for you, we cover them no matter what your age.

More info

Phone (for more on eye exams):
204-786-7334 or 204-786-7367 in Winnipeg
1-800-392-1207 Toll free

Chiropractors – These are practitioners who can diagnose joint or back problems and treat them by physically manipulating the spine and other parts of the body. Manitoba Health covers adjustment of the spinal column, pelvis, arms and legs, up to a maximum of 12 visits in a calendar year. There may be additional costs during a visit to a chiropractor that are the responsibility of the patient.

Dental surgeons – Manitoba Health insures certain dental procedures when hospitalization is required. You (or your private health plan, if you have one) must pay for dental surgery performed in the surgeon’s office.

Midwives – Midwives are health care providers who care for women throughout pregnancy, labour and birth. They also provide care for both mother and baby for six weeks after birth. Midwives can order and interpret lab tests, write prescriptions and if necessary, consult with physicians for women in their care. Midwives work closely with other health care professionals. They have admitting privileges and can manage births in both homes and hospitals. Manitoba Health funds midwifery services provided through the regional health authorities.

Pharmacists – Pharmacists have extensive knowledge and training related to medication and medication therapy. They provide expert advice and opinion to other health care providers and patients about the safe, effective and appropriate use of medication. While some pharmacists work in private settings, such as drug stores, Manitoba Health funds pharmacy services provided in hospitals and other health care facility settings.

Nurse Practitioners (Registered Nurses, Extended Practice) – Nurse Practitioners (NPs) – also known as registered nurses with extended practice – have additional education in health assessment, diagnosis and management of illnesses and injuries. NPs are authorized to prescribe drugs and complement other health care providers by providing a range of health services with a focus on promoting health and preventing illness. NPs can provide care in diverse health care settings, from community health clinics to hospitals and home care. Manitoba Health funds nurse practitioner services provided in hospitals and some other health care facility settings.

Hospital care

Hospital CareIf you are admitted to a hospital, Manitoba Health covers the cost of:

  • standard accommodation (not a private or semi-private room) and meals
  • basic nursing care
  • drugs prescribed by a doctor and given to you while you are in hospital
  • services performed by audiologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, respiratory therapists, speech therapists, social workers and other professionals in hospitals where these services are available
  • laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures
  • operating room and anesthetic facilities
  • medical and routine surgical supplies
  • diet planning and nutrition counselling
     

Cancer services

In Manitoba, cancer is fought on many fronts:

  • preventing cancer by encouraging people to make healthy lifestyle choices
  • detecting cancer as early as possible, while it is still curable
  • treating cancer with the help of the latest medical science
  • providing palliative care in the final stages of life for patients when the disease cannot be cured

Early detection is key to successful cancer treatment.

More info

Phone:
204-787-4357 in Winnipeg
1-866-561-1026 Toll free

Website:
CancerCare Manitoba

Prostate Cancer

Manitoba Health and CancerCare Manitoba encourage men to have regular check-ups that include a prostate examination. This is particularly important for men 50 and over, and for those at risk for prostate cancer because of family history. Speak with your doctor or other health care provider for more information.

Manitoba Cervical Cancer Screening Program

This provincial program provides Manitoba women with awareness and information on the reasons for and benefits of Pap smears. This confidential computerized registry helps doctors remind women aged 18 to 69 of the need for regular Pap tests, and ensures doctors follow up on abnormal tests. Family doctors, gynecologists and nurse practitioners do Pap tests.

 

Wait times reduced for cancer radiation therapy

In spring 2008, Manitoba introduced a wait time guarantee of four weeks for patients waiting to receive radiation therapy – the shortest wait for radiation therapy in Canada. Ten years ago, an average cancer patient would have waited six weeks or longer for radiation therapy. Today, many patients begin receiving the care they need in under a week.

 
More info

Phone:
204-788-8626 in Winnipeg
1-866-616-8805 Toll free

Website:
Manitoba Cervical Cancer Screening Program

Manitoba Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

Manitoba Health introduced this bowel cancer screening program in 2007 for men and women between 50 and 74 years of age. Through the program, eligible Manitobans receive a screening kit (fecal occult blood test or FOBT) for early detection of colorectal cancer and follow-up as required.

More info

Phone:
204-788-8635 in Winnipeg
1-866-744-8961 Toll free

Website:
Manitoba Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

Manitoba Breast Screening Program

Women in Manitoba over age 50 can get free mammography (breast scans) every two years at permanent centres in Winnipeg, Boundary Trails Health Centre, Brandon and Thompson, and at mobile clinics in rural and northern centres. Women under 50 years of age should discuss breast care with their doctor.

More info

Phone:
204-788-8000 in Winnipeg
1-800-903-9290 Toll free

The WRHA Breast Health Centre

If women or men from anywhere in Manitoba are concerned about breast symptoms, this centre can provide diagnosis, treatment planning, information and support. A hereditary breast cancer clinic provides genetic counselling and testing for women or men at high risk of hereditary breast cancer. Talk to your doctor.

More info

Phone:
204-235-3906 in Winnipeg
1-888-501-5219 Toll free

Community organizations and resources

Communities throughout Manitoba have dedicated, local organizations working with patients and families who are fighting cancer. Call your local regional health authority for the programs nearest you. There are many community organizations that can offer you support.

More info

CancerCare Manitoba Patient and Family Resource Centre

Phone:
204-787-4357 in Winnipeg
1-866-561-1026 Toll free

Website:
www.cancercare.mb.ca

CancerCare Manitoba Breast Cancer Centre of Hope

Phone:
204-788-8080 in Winnipeg
1-888-660-4866 Toll free

Manitoba Prostate Cancer Support Group - Winnipeg Chapter

Phone:
204-989-3433

Website:
www.manpros.org

Canadian Cancer Society - Manitoba

Phone:
204-774-7483 in Winnipeg or
1-888-532-6982 Toll free

204-571-2800 in Brandon
1-888-857-6658 Toll free

Website:
www.mb.cancer.ca

Cancer Information Service - Canadian Cancer Society

Phone:
1-888-939-3333 Toll free


Help for patients to reduce wait times

Help for patients to reduce wait timesWait times vary between facilities and specialists. The Manitoba Wait Time Information website can help you determine whether you can get the same test or treatment from a different facility sooner.

Wait List Co-ordinators provide information to patients and their doctors to help them navigate the system and receive care sooner.

Getting wait times down is a top priority for the Manitoba government and good progress is being made. Since 2005, wait times for hip and knee surgeries have been reduced by more than 70 per cent. The number of Manitobans waiting for these surgeries has also been reduced, from 3,400 in 2005 to less than 1,300 in 2009. More colonoscopies are being performed throughout the province than ever before. Activities to improve service delivery efficiency are under way in many health regions to improve the patient’s journey through the health care system. Innovative tools like the Catalogue of Specialized Services have been developed to ensure patients are directed to the right clinician, the first time. The expansion of MBTelehealth, an interactive video connection that allows health care providers to connect with other specialists, enables more rural Manitobans to connect with health care expertise closer to home.

More info

Website:
Manitoba Wait Time Information


Referrals to receive treatment outside of Manitoba

Sometimes you require specific medical treatment that isn’t available in Manitoba. When that happens, your doctor can apply to have treatment provided in another province or the U.S., paid for by the Manitoba government.

The treatment must be a necessary, specific medical service recommended by an appropriate Manitoba specialist. The specialist must write a letter to Manitoba Health for review. Manitoba Health will let you and the specialist know whether coverage is approved.

If you start to make arrangements before you have approval, you may have to pay the costs yourself. In most cases, once your application is approved, you do not have to pay for the approved medical treatment in other Canadian provinces or territories (except Quebec). Other provinces or territories bill Manitoba Health directly. Non-medical costs, such as hotel and food, are not covered.

Because costs for health services in the U.S. are always much higher than in Manitoba, you may have to pay some of the costs if you receive your care there. Manitoba Health covers:

  • doctors’ services at the same rate a Manitoba doctor would receive; and
  • hospital bills, up to 75 per cent of the amount billed or more in cases of financial hardship

Manitoba Health offers assistance to cover some transportation costs when you receive medical care in another province or the U.S. through the Out-of-Province Travel Subsidy Program.

More info

Phone (Out-of-Province Claims):
204-786-7303 in Winnipeg
1-800-392-1207 Toll-free

Website:
Out-of-Province Medical Referrals
Transportation Subsidy Program


Pharmacare

PharmacarePharmacare helps protect Manitobans from high drug costs. You pay only part of the cost of your eligible drug prescriptions – these costs are called the Pharmacare deductible. Pharmacare pays for the rest. Not all prescription drugs are covered by Pharmacare. You can find a list of eligible drugs on our website. In Manitoba, Pharmacare has no enrolment fees, maximum benefit payments, co-payments, premiums or age restrictions.

More info

Website:
Pharmacare

Who is eligible?

You can apply for Pharmacare benefits if you:

  • are eligible for a Manitoba health card
  • do not have your prescriptions fully paid for through another provincial, federal or municipal program* and
  • do not have your prescriptions fully paid for under a private drug insurance program

* Participants of another provincial, federal or municipal program must produce proof that they
lost an appeal for coverage by the other program to obtain Pharmacare drug benefit coverage.

 

Pharmacare program continues to expand

Manitoba’s nationally-recognized Pharmacare
program continues to expand to offer the best treatment options for Manitobans living with serious medical
conditions. Since 1999, over 2,000 new drugs have been added to Pharmacare and over 24,000 more families are benefiting from the program.

Click here for more information on Manitoba's Pharmacare program

 
What is covered?

The deductible is the amount you pay before Pharmacare starts to cover your eligible drug costs. There is a minimum deductible of $100 per Pharmacare benefit year – from April 1 to March 31. The deductible depends on the amount of your family income.

Click here to calculate your deductible online

More info

Phone:
204-786-7141 in Winnipeg
1-800-297-8099 Toll free


How to apply for Pharmacare

Fill out and return the Pharmacare Application and Consent Authorization Form, available at your local pharmacy or Manitoba Health office or online. When you apply to Pharmacare you have the option of choosing the convenient one-time enrolment process or the annual enrolment process. If you choose the one-time enrolment process, you are automatically enrolled in the program each year. If you choose the annual application process, you must re-apply each year by submitting a new application and authorization form. For both processes, the deadline to apply to the program is March 31, the last day of the benefit year.

Pay your Pharmacare deductible monthly

The Deductible Instalment Payment Program for Pharmacare helps reduce financial hardship for Manitobans whose eligible drug costs are a significant part of monthly family income. Rather than paying up-front for drug costs until the Pharmacare deductible amount is met, eligible Manitobans can pay their deductible over 12 instalments as part of their monthly Manitoba Hydro bill. If you are not a Manitoba Hydro customer, an account can be set up to issue monthly billings.

More info

Phone:
204-945-1733 in Winnipeg
1-888-519-3492 Toll free


Palliative drug care

Patients in the final stages of their lives can have their eligible prescription drug costs completely covered under the Palliative Care Drug Access Program. There is no deductible and the program is available to palliative care patients whether they reside at home or in a facility.

More info

Website:
Palliative Care Drug Access Program


Home care

Often, people need ongoing health services or help with the activities of daily life – but don’t require care in a hospital or a personal care home. The comprehensive Manitoba Home Care Program is designed to help you live with dignity in your own home, for as long as safely possible. The program does not generally include user fees. If, however, you have recently moved to Manitoba from another Canadian province or territory, you may be charged for home care services until your Manitoba health coverage takes effect.

Who is eligible?

There is no age restriction. You can receive home care services if you:

  • are a Manitoba resident and have Manitoba health coverage
  • need health services or help with day-to-day living; and
  • require more help than existing supports such as friends, family and community resources can provide
What services are available?
  • Personal care assistance: Caregivers may help you stay mobile (for example, by helping you get in and out of a wheelchair) and meet your personal care needs (such as bathing, using the toilet and getting dressed).
  • Home support: Caregivers may help you prepare meals and do light housekeeping.
  • Health care: Nurses may provide care as well as health education and counselling; physiotherapists or respiratory therapists may lead you through special exercises; occupational therapists may help you plan your daily living activities.
  • Family relief: When a family member who has been caring for your needs requires a short break, an alternative caregiver may be arranged.
  • Respite care: For longer periods of relief for a family caregiver, you may be admitted to a hospital or personal care home on a temporary basis.  There is a fee to cover part of the cost of this service.
  • Supplies and equipment: If needed for your care, some supplies and equipment may be covered.
  • Adult day programs: Physical fitness activities and community outings help you enjoy some time away from home and meet other people. There are about 70 such programs throughout Manitoba. There is a fee for this service.
  • Volunteer services: Community volunteers may help you with other activities that support your care plan.
How to apply for home care

Your doctor, health care worker or a loved one can refer you for a home care assessment. You may also contact your local regional health authority yourself to arrange for an assessment.

More info

Website:
Manitoba Home Care Program

 
Primary Caregiver Tax Credit

Manitobans who are the primary caregivers for family members or other loved ones are now eligible for a $1,020 tax credit. Caregivers eligible for the provincial tax credit are those who provide ongoing assistance with tasks such as bathing and dressing, preparing and eating meals, transportation and other needs, due to a loved one’s cognitive, behavioural or physical challenges.

More info

Phone for information on claiming this tax credit through the income tax system (Manitoba Tax Assistance Office):
204-948-2115 in Winnipeg
1-800-782-0771Toll free

Website:
Primary Caregiver Tax Credit  


Supportive housing for seniors

As needs and abilities change with age, older Manitobans may find themselves in need of a safe, comfortable housing option. The Manitoba government-supported Aging in Place initiative may have the answer. Through this initiative, seniors have access to community housing with options for support and assistance that can be increased over time, according to need. These options may include supportive housing, group living facilities and specialized supports. Living in a supported environment offers independence while at the same time providing social interaction, personal safety and basic amenities like community dining rooms, housekeeping help and laundry assistance. Residents pay the cost of rent and a service package (ex: meals, laundry and housekeeping), as required.

More info

Website:
Aging in Place or contact your local regional health authority.


Personal care homes

Personal Care HomesPersonal care homes are designed for individuals who require 24-hour daily nursing care as well as other care needs that cannot be met in the community.

Who is eligible?

All Manitoba residents with a Manitoba health card are eligible for personal care home placement, with the following exceptions:

  • If you have previously lived in Manitoba for 30 years and have been absent from the province for less than 10 years, you are eligible on the date of your return to Manitoba.
  • If you are a new resident of Manitoba, you are eligible after you have lived in the province for 24 consecutive months.
What services are covered?

Licensed facilities that are covered include:

  • meals, including meals for special diets
  • assistance with daily living activities like bathing, getting dressed and using the bathroom
  • basic nursing care
  • routine medical and surgical supplies
  • prescribed drugs eligible under the Pharmacare program
  • physiotherapy and occupational therapy, if the facility is approved to provide these services
  • routine laundry and linen services
What you’ll pay

Every resident of a personal care home pays a daily residential fee based on income. Your spouse or partner's income is included in this calculation. The residential fee covers only a portion of the cost of staying in a personal care home – the province covers the remaining cost.

More info

Website:
Personal Care Services

To move to a personal care homeTo move to a personal care home

A case co-ordinator performs an initial assessment and helps you apply. You and/or someone who can legally make decisions on your behalf need to decide in which Manitoba personal care homes you would prefer to stay. If you are eligible, there may be a waiting period before your preferred home is available. If you need immediate placement, or if you are in hospital waiting for a bed, you may be asked to accept a temporary placement. Once a bed is available, you are moved to the personal care home of your choosing. To speak with a case co-ordinator and start the process, contact your local regional health authority.  

Palliative care

When patients are in the final stages of a terminal illness, the focus of care shifts to providing comfort and managing the symptoms of their illness. This is called palliative care. It can include medical and nursing care as well as prescription drugs and social, educational and spiritual care.

Palliative care can involve the patient’s family. It may be offered in hospitals, a long-term care facility or the patient’s home.

Each regional health authority has a palliative care co-ordinator.

More info

Website:
Palliative Care Drug Access Program

Hospice and Palliative Care Manitoba is a community-based organization providing resources on palliative care and bereavement services.

More info

Phone:
204-889-8525 in Winnipeg
1-800-539- 0295 Toll free

Website:
Hospice and Palliative Care Manitoba


Vision and eye care

Seniors' Eyeglass Program

The Seniors’ Eyeglass Program provides financial assistance toward the purchase of eyeglasses for eligible Manitobans 65 and older. One pair of eyeglasses may be claimed every three years, more often if a doctor diagnoses a change in vision. A $50 deductible applies to all claims. The benefit amount is based on a fixed fee schedule, not the actual amount paid for dispensing fees, frames and lenses:

Allowable Amounts (Fixed Fees). Dispensing fees $17.50 to $45. Frames: Standard frames: $18, Special (medically required) frames: $28. Lenses: $6 to $43.50 (depending on strength of lens), $7.50 to $18.50 per lens may be added for bifocal or trifocal lenses.

To obtain this benefit, get a claim form from your eyeglass supply company, complete the form and send it to:

Ancillary Programs
Manitoba Health
300 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3M9

Infant Contact Lens Program

Manitoba Health pays for contact lenses for infants born with a congenital eye defect.

Prosthetic Eye Program

Manitoba Health pays for part of the costs of artificial eyes or prosthetic shells. The program covers a new device every two years, with a maximum allowable benefit.

More info

Phone (for more info on eyeglasses):
204-786-7365 or 204-786-7366 in Winnipeg
1-800-392-1207 Toll free


Care for pregnant women

Care for expectant mothers Many health professionals provide care to pregnant women and their babies, including family physicians, midwives, obstetricians and public health nurses. For information on how to connect with a primary care provider please visit How to Access Health Care

Midwives are primary care providers that can order tests, prescribe medications related to maternal/newborn care, diagnose and treat minor problems and attend births as the primary attendant. Midwives can also refer you to family physicians and specialists, and to public health nurses and community resources. You do not need a referral to see a midwife. Midwifery Services can be accessed through your local regional health authority.

Expectant and new mothers can get help and support through the Families First and Healthy Baby programs, including prenatal care and an income-based benefit to help expectant mothers learn about and purchase nutritious foods.
More info

Phone:
204-945-2266 in Winnipeg
1-888-848-0140 Toll free

Website:
Healthy Child Manitoba


Special medical equipment

Breast Prosthesis Program

Manitoba Health also covers part of the cost of medically prescribed breast prostheses or surgical brassieres for people who have had a mastectomy (that is, surgery to remove a breast or breast tissue).

More info

Website:
Breast Prosthesis Program

Hearing aids for children

When a qualified doctor prescribes a hearing aid for a child under 18, Manitoba Health pays 80 per cent of the cost over a specific deductible amount. The program covers one new hearing device per ear every four years (or more often if the doctor diagnoses a change in hearing).

Orthopedic shoes

This program helps parents pay for orthopedic shoes for children under age 18 with foot deformities. Manitoba Health covers a portion of the cost of medically prescribed shoes, up to a maximum amount. The program covers two pairs of shoes per year.

Prosthetics and orthotics

Some people with physical disabilities need a medically prescribed prosthetic device (such as an artificial limb) or orthotic device (such as a brace for a weak joint or muscle) for everyday living. In most cases, Manitoba Health covers the full cost, up to a maximum amount.

Telecommunications devices (TDD)

Manitoba Health helps pay for a telecommunications device (TDD) for Manitoba residents of any age with a profound speech or hearing impairment. The program covers 80 per cent of the cost up to a maximum of one device every five years, subject to a deductible amount.

More info

Phone (Client Services):
204-786-7365 or 204-786-73661 in Winnipeg
1-800-392-1207 Toll free


Mental health services

Mental health problems range from mental stress and strain to severe disorders. Mental health is as important as physical health and spiritual health to our overall well-being.

Manitoba’s mental health services include:

  • promoting good mental health
  • identifying and intervening early in mental illness
  • helping people living with mental health disorders

These services are provided through regional health authorities, the Selkirk Mental Health Centre and self-help and family support organizations.

If your family doctor or Employee Assistance Plan refers you, Manitoba Health pays for the services of a psychiatrist. To find a psychiatrist in your area contact your local regional health authority or ask your family doctor.

Manitoba Health pays for the services of a psychologist if the services are provided while you are hospitalized or receiving institutional care. Fees for psychologists in private practice are not covered by insured benefits but may be covered by private insurance plans such as Blue Cross.

To find a psychologist in private practice in your area, ask your family doctor, call the Psychological Association of Manitoba at 204-487-0784 or visit their website at www.cpmb.ca.

Community mental health services

Community mental health services include assessment, case management, rehabilitation, supportive counselling and crisis intervention. Community-based mental health services are operated by regional health authorities or through contracted organizations. These services assist people with mental health difficulties to develop coping and living skills and obtain other community services needed to meet their living needs and personal goals.

Acute-care treatment facilities provide psychiatric care and treatment in inpatient psychiatric units of general hospitals or community health centres operated by regional health authorities.

Outpatient services are provided at many community hospitals and health centres. These services include identification, assessment, treatment and case management services for persons with mental health difficulties.

Mental health self-help services

Community-based mental health self-help organizations provide help and support from others with similar mental health experiences. These organizations also help the public understand mental illness.

More info

Phone:

Canadian Mental Health Association
204-953-2350

Manitoba Schizophrenia Society
204-786-1616
1-800-263-5545 Toll free

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba
204-925-0600
1-800-805-8885 Toll free

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba
204-786-0987
1-800-263-1460 Toll free

Eating Disorders Self-Help Program
204-953-2358

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Centre Manitoba Inc.
204-942-3331

Alcoholics Anonymous
204-942-0126
1-877-942-0126 Toll free

Learning more about mental illness

 The Mental Health Education Resource Centre (MHERC) has a website and a library of educational resources. Service providers and the public can borrow print materials and videotapes on a wide range of subjects, including eating disorders, substance use disorders and suicide prevention.

More info

Phone:
204-953-2355 in Winnipeg
1-866-997-9918 Toll free

Website:
Mental Health Education Resource Centre

Opportunities for people with mental health challenges

Partnership for Consumer Empowerment works with consumers to educate the public, service providers and others about opportunities for people with mental health challenges to become more involved in their communities.

More info

Phone:
204-953-2354


Manitoba Farm and Rural Stress Line

The line responds to farmers and others in rural Manitoba communities who are experiencing a broad range of stress-related issues.

More info

Trained counsellors can be reached toll-free:
1-866-367-3276


Provincial mental health centre

The Selkirk Mental Health Centre (SMHC) is an inpatient facility providing long-term treatment and rehabilitation for Manitobans whose challenging mental health needs cannot be met elsewhere in the health care system. SMHC also provides short-term inpatient care for Manitobans from regions where acute mental health care services are not locally available.

More info

Phone:
204-482-3810
1-800-881-3073 Toll free

Website:
Selkirk Mental Health Centre


Addictions services

An addiction can have devastating consequences, not only for the addicted person, but also for families, friends and communities. The Manitoba government provides funding to addiction agencies and specific regional health authorities to provide a continuum of addictions prevention, treatment and recovery services for youth and adults across Manitoba.

More info

Phone:

Youth Addictions– Centralized Intake
1-877-710-3999

Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
204-944-6200
1-866-638-2561 Toll free

Behavioural Health Foundation Inc.
204-269-3430

The Laurel Centre
204-783-5460

Salvation Army – Anchorage Program
204-946-9401

Tamarack Rehab Inc.
204-772-9836

The Native Addictions Council of Manitoba
204-586-8395

Esther House
204-582-4043

Addictions Recovery Inc.
204-586-2550

Two Ten Maryland
204-219-5210

St. Raphael Wellness Centre
204-956-6650

Main Street Project
204-982-8245

The Addictions Unit at Health Sciences Centre
204-787-3855

Rosaire House (The Pas)
204-623-6425

Website:
Directory of Adult Addictions Services in Manitoba

For more information about youth substance abuse prevention, youth treatment programs and the Youth Addictions – Centralized Intake Service, click here.