Is Jaw Surgery Covered by Alberta Health Care?

In general, the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) covers pretty much everything that is deemed medically necessary. It also partially covers many other specific medical services.

Is jaw surgery covered by Alberta Health Care? Yes, jaw surgery is covered by the Alberta Health Care Plan if it is deemed medically necessary by your physician.

If it is deemed cosmetic or not medically necessary, it will not likely be covered. Most dental services are not covered, though some specific dental services are covered.

The best way to be sure in your specific situation is to talk to your physician. The Doctor or Dentist will guide you in the right direction.

If you are feeling adventurous, you can find the complete list of Alberta covered services here. It is essentially the costs that can be billed the AHCIP for those services. It is long and tedious, but you may find your specific jaw surgery needs on the list. You will need to download the pdf or open it in your browser.

In Summary

  • Maxillofacial surgery is covered by Alberta Health Care as long as it is deemed medically necessary by your physician.
  • Cosmetic or ”not medically necessary“ services will not typically be covered.
  • Most dental procedures are not covered by AHCIP though some specific instances are partially covered.
  • If this is all confusing, it’s understandable. Your doctor or dentist will guide you through the process and make the necessary referrals. You can also contact AHCIP here directly and ask them.