Unlike insurance plans, which try to limit coverage,
MedicalTAX inc.'s Private Health Services Plan (PHSP)
attempts to acknowledge every available health, medical,
and dental expense you might need.

MedicalTAX inc. permits all allowable expenses that qualify as medical expenses, pursuant to section 118.2(2) of the Canadian
Income Tax Act, to be eligible as an expense.

Professional Services ::

  • Acupuncturist
    (if a qualified medical practitioner)
  • Chiropodist
  • Chiropractor - see Back and Body Health
  • Christian Science Practitioner
  • Dental Hygienist (if authorized to practice under provincial law)
  • Dental Mechanic (for the making or repairing
    of a complete upper or lower denture)
  • Dentist
  • Dermatologist
  • Dietician
  • Gynecologist
  • Neurologist
  • Naturopathic Specialist
  • Obstetrician
  • Oculist
  • Occupational Therapist (a member of the
    Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists)
  • Optician
  • Optometrist
  • Orthopedist
  • Osteopath
  • Out of Country Medical Care (including
    reasonable travel, lodging and meal
    expenses for patient and travelling
  • Pediatrician
  • Physician
  • Physiotherapist
  • Plastic Surgeon
  • Podiatrist
  • Practical Nurse (medical services only)
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychoanalyst
  • Psychologist (if licensed by province
    to provide therapy or rehabilitation)
  • Professional Tutor, for a patient with a
    learning disability
  • Therapist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Surgeon
  • Speech Therapist (pathological or
    audio impairments only)

Laboratory Examinations and Tests ::

  • Blood tests
  • Cardiographs
  • Metabolism tests - see Peak Power
  • Spinal Fluid tests
  • Stool Examinations
  • Urine Analyses
  • X-ray Examinations
  • MRI and CT scans - see Mayfair Diagnostics

Dental Services ::

  • Dental x-rays
  • Dentures
  • Examinations
  • Extracting teeth
  • Filling teeth
  • Gum treatment
  • Oral Surgery (ie. root canal, etc.)
  • Straightening teeth (braces, etc.)

Hospital Services ::

  • Anesthetist
  • Hospital bills
  • Oxygen masks, tent
  • Use of operating room
  • Vaccines
  • X-ray technician

Medicines ::

  • Cost of prescriptions
  • Insulin or substitutes
  • Tapes or tablets for sugar content tests by
    diabetics, if the procedure has been required by a physician
  • Oxygen
  • Liver extract - injectible for pernicious anemia
  • Vitamin B12 - for pernicious anemia
  • Any medicine or drug purchased by you, your spouse or a dependant, as prescribed by a medical practitioner or dentist and as recorded by a licensed pharmacist
  • Apparatus and materials (and repairs thereto and replacement batteries)
  • Artificial eye
  • Artificial kidney machine, including reasonable installation, home alteration and operating costs
  • Artificial limb
  • Blood sugar level measuring devices for diabetics
  • Brace for limb
  • Diapers, disposable briefs, catheters, catheter trays, tubing, or other products required by persons who are incontinent by virtue of illness, injury, or affliction
  • Colostomy pads
  • Contact lenses - prescribed
  • Crutches
  • Eye glasses - prescribed
  • Heart monitoring or pacing devices
  • Hospital bed if required at home
  • Infusion pumps, including disposable peripherals, used in treatment of diabetes
  • Iron lung
  • Iliostomy pads
  • Laryngeal speaking aid
  • Needles and syringes
  • Orthopaedic shoes and boots
  • Oxygen tent and equipment
  • Rocking bed for polio
  • Spinal brace
  • Truss for hernia
  • Wheelchair
  • Wigs made for individuals who have suffered abnormal hair loss owing to disease, accident or medical treatment
  • Any apparatus or material where payment was made directly to doctor, dentist, nurse or hospital
  • Any device including replacement parts designed exclusively for use by an individual who is suffering from a chronic respiratory ailment or a severe chronic immune system dysregulation
  • Air or water filter or purifier for use by an individual who is suffering from severe chronic respiratory ailment or a severe chronic immune system dysregulation to cope with or overcome that ailment or dysregulation
  • Electric or sealed combustion furnace acquired to replace a furnace that is neither an electric furnace nor a sealed combustion furnace, where replacement is necessary solely because of a severe chronic respiratory ailment or a severe chronic immune system dysregulation
  • 50% of the cost of an air conditioner prescribed by a medical practitioner for an individual with a severe chronic ailment, disease or disorder, to a limit of $1,000
  • Any power-operated guided chair installation to be used solely in a stairway
  • Power-operated lifts or transportation equipment designed exclusively for use by or for a disabled individual to allow the individual access to different areas of a building or to assist the individual to gain access to a vehicle or to place wheelchair in or on a vehicle
  • Reasonable expenses relating to renovations or alterations to a dwelling of a patient who lacks normal physical development or has a severe and prolonged mobility impairment (one that may be expected to last 12 months or more), to enable the patient to gain access to, or to be mobile or functional within the dwelling
  • Reasonable incremental costs relating to the construction of the principle residence of a patient who lacks normal physical development or has a severe and prolonged mobililty impairment (one that may be expected to last 12 months or more), incurred to enable the patient to gain access to, or to be mobile or functional within the dwelling
  • Reasonable expenses relating to alterations to the driveway of the principal place of residence of a patient who has a severe and prolonged mobility impairment, to facilitate the patient's access to a bus
  • Reasonable moving expenses (not to exceed $2,000) of a patient who lacks normal physical development or has a severe and prolonged mobility impairment if incurred for moving to a dwelling more accessible by the patient or in which the patient is more mobile and functional; (restricted by the rules governing deduction of moving expenses)
  • Any device designed to assist a person to enter or leave a bathtub or shower, or to get on or off a toilet
  • Devices designed to assist walking where the individual has a mobility impairment
  • Devices designed exclusively to enable an individual with a mobility impairment to operate a vehicle
  • The lesser of $5,000 and 20% of the cost of a van (minus any portion of the cost for which credit is claimed under the rule above) that, at the time of acquisition or within six months thereafter, has been adapted for the transportation of the patient, who must require the use of a wheelchair
  • An external breast prosthesis that is required because of a mastectomy
  • Any device to aid the hearing of a deaf person including bone-conduction telephone receivers, extra loud audible signals and devices to permit volume adjustment of telephone equipment above normal levels
  • Television closed caption decoders for the deaf
  • Sign language interpretation services, where the payment is made to a person engaged in the business of providing such services on behalf of a patient who has a speech or hearing impairment
  • Electronic speech synthesizers
  • Optical scanners or similar devices to be used by a blind individual to read print
  • Synthetic speech systems, braille printers and large print-on-screen devices that enable blind persons to use computers
  • Monitors which can be attached to babies identified as being prone to sudden infant death syndrome and which sound an alarm when the baby stops breathing
  • Electronic or computerized environmental control systems designed exclusively for the use of an individual with severe and prolonged mobility restrictions
  • Extremity pumps or elastic support hose designed exclusively to reduce swelling caused by lymphedema
  • Inductive coupling ostergenesis stimulator for treating non-union of fractures or aiding in bone fusion

Medical Treatments - if prescribed ::

  • Blood transfusion
  • Diathermy
  • Electric shock treatments
  • Healing services
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Injections
  • Insulin treatments
  • Nursing (by registered nurse)
  • Pre-natal; post-natal treatments
  • Psychotherapy
  • Radium therapy
  • Speech pathology or audiology
  • Transplants: for 1988 and later years, on behalf of a patient who requires a bone marrow or organ transplant, the reasonable costs of locating a compatible donor and arranging for the transplant, including legal fees and insurance premiums; and reasonable travelling, board and lodging expenses for the donor and a companion as well as the recipient and a companion incurred in respect of the transplant
  • Ultra-violet ray treatments
  • X-ray treatments

Miscellaneous ::

  • Ambulance charges - to and from hospital
  • Transportation costs - to or from hospital, clinic or doctor's office to obtain services not otherwise available nearer to home
  • Canadian Red Cross - Home Maker Service
  • Prescription birth control pills
  • Victorian Order of Nurses - home care
  • Premium paid to a non-government medical hospital care plan
  • Reasonable expenses relating to rehabilitative therapy, including training in lip reading and sign language, if incurred to adjust for the patient's loss of hearing or speech
  • Reasonable expenses (other than amounts paid to your spouse or to a person under 18) to train you or a person related to you if the training relates to the physical or mental infirmity of a person who is related to you and is either (i) a member of your household or (ii) dependent on you for support
  • The cost of an animal specially trained to assist a person who is blind, deaf, or severely impaired in the use of arms or legs. In addition to the cost of the animal, its care and maintenance are eligible expenses, as are travel expenses to a training facility to learn how to handle the animal, and, if full-time attendance at the training facility is required, reasonable board and lodging incurred in the full-time attendance. Note that prior to 1990 this provision was limited to expenses for guide dogs for the blind and deaf
  • Hydraulic wheelchair lifts for a vehicle prescribed by a qualified medical practitioner

- Insurance premiums.
Premiums that employees, or their spouses and family
members pay towards Extended Health and Dental Plans.
- Provincial Health Care premiums are NOT an eligible

Print this list of eligible expenses

Visit the Canada Revenue Agency's Medical Expense and Disability
Tax Credits and Attendant Care Expense Deduction page


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