Department of Health

In the province of Quebec, the physician may bill the patient directly or choose to bill New Brunswick Medicare. If you receive a bill from a physician in Quebec, submit a claim to New Brunswick Medicare for consideration. If reimbursement applies, it will be calculated at the Quebec rate only, which could be less than the amount billed by the physician.

If you require insured hospital services elsewhere in Canada, New Brunswick Medicare will pay the standard rate. However, certain insured hospital services may be billed directly to you. These claims can be submitted to New Brunswick Medicare for consideration, but reimbursement is not guaranteed.

Please note that you must present a valid New Brunswick Medicare card to receive insured physician and hospital services in other Canadian provinces or territories.

Travel and accommodation fees are not covered by New Brunswick Medicare for out-of-province services.

Extract from:
May 2007