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Common health professionals covered by Veterans Affairs Canada

The following list may not be comprehensive. If your health needs require other services, they may also be approved. Please contact us to learn more or if you have any questions.

List of health professionals

  • Acupuncturists
  • Audiologists
  • Chiropodists
  • Chiropractors
  • Counselling Therapists* (New Brunswick only)
  • Dentists
  • Denturists
  • Dieticians
  • Kinesiologists* (Ontario only)
  • Licensed/Registered Practical Nurses
  • Marriage and Family Therapists* (Quebec only)
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Naturopathic Doctors
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Optometrists
  • Orthotists
  • Osteopaths
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Prosthetists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists* (Ontario and Quebec only)
  • Registered Counselling Therapists* (Nova Scotia only)
  • Canadian Certified Counsellors
  • Registered Nurses
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Speech Language Pathologists

How is a health professional approved?

Provinces/territories normally oversee the regulation of health professionals. Before VAC approves a health professional, we first verify that it is regulated and then determine the suitability of the service as a treatment for your health need(s).

Approval is based on the Health Professional Policy as well as any evidence-based research and recommendations made by the Benefits Review Committee at VAC. This committee, composed of a wide range of health professionals, determines inclusions and exclusions of specific health professional groups and benefits.

Need assistance?

  • To find a local health professional, use the Find a Health Professional search tool or login to your Member Services Site at Medavie Blue Cross. If you’re not sure that a health professional listed on the Medavie site is covered by VAC, please contact us to confirm the health professional is VAC-approved.
  • To find a complete list of the benefits and services we cover and any requirements (such as pre-authorizations, frequency, or dollar limits), visit our Benefit Grid.
  • For any other questions, please contact us at 1-866-522-2122 Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, your local time.