While OHIP does provide some coverage for emergency or immediate medical care, it does not cover all medical expenses. 

The Algoma District Cancer Program assists with the following:

Northern Health Travel Grants (NHTG)

If you live in Northern Ontario and have travelled more than 100 kilometres (60 miles) to receive treatment or visit an oncologist, you are eligible for a Northern Health Travel Grant (NHTG). Your family doctor, as well as your oncologist and clinic nurse, know about this program and will be able to give you an application form. Blank forms are also available at the Cancer Clinic registration desk.

Click here for more information on the HNTG or for an application form.

Drug Reimbursement Specialist 

Prescription drug access is an important part of your cancer treatment. The Drug Reimbursement Specialist will help you to access the most appropriate prescription drug coverage, whether through government programs, your insurance company or through a compassionate program.

For more information, call (705) 759-3434, ext. 6840

Local Travel

The Canadian Red Cross provides transportation to medical appointments based on need. Arrangements can be made 7 days in advance.

They can be reached at (705) 759-4547 or www.redcross.ca


If you are travelling from out of town and require overnight stays in Sault Ste. Marie, there are several hotels in the City that offer Medical Rates for patients of SAH.

Please get in touch with your nurse or social worker for more information. 

Job Replacement

Please speak with a social worker for more information about:

  • Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Long Term Disability (CPP Disability)
  • Employment Insurance