Although there are so many ways to use our health spending account, there are some ineligible expenses that it's important to be aware of. We have created the below video as a resource for you to use along with the below list.
Antiseptic diaper service
Blood pressure devices
Books, CDs, Movies, Music, Videos, DVDs, VHS
Cord Blood Storage – ineligible as it is not related to an existing
medical condition or disease and is not a diagnostic procedure
Fees – for missed appointments, memberships, cancellations,
Health and fitness programs, expenses, therapy, equipment,
Heat Pads, Hot/cold gel packs
Hot Tubs / Whirlpools
Laser Services (such as hair or tattoo removal)
Massage Equipment (oils, beds, chairs)
Maternity clothes, baby photos
Medical expenses for which you have been reimbursed or are
entitled to be reimbursed from other plans
stating the necessity of the care and the note must include the dates that care will be needed. The provider must provide a receipt that has their SIN displayed
Kinesiology - When services are performed by a Kinesiologist in the province of Ontario only.
Laser Therapy (for herniated disks, carpal tunnel, etc) – must be performed by an MD, RN or DC
Medical Marijuana - Eligible only for medical use when prescribed by a medical practitioner and purchased from one of the Health Canada’s licensed producers.
Pulse Light Therapy – must be performed by an MD or Dermatologist
Registered Dietitian or Nutritionist – only consultation is eligible.
Therabands, Foam Rollers, Exercise Balls are eligible only when purchased from a Physiotherapist or Chiropractor
Tuition and Tutoring for a child with special needs or a learning disability is qualified only when a note of diagnosis from an MD has been provided.
Vega Testing – must be done by an ND.
Weight Loss Programs - Under the supervision of an MD, Medical Doctor’s prescription required.