MCP Coverage Extended for Expired Cards

The Department of Health and Community Services is extending the validity period of the Medical Care Plan (MCP) cards to June 30, 2020.

This will cover all individuals whose MCP eligibility otherwise expired as of March 1st, 2020 onward, excluding those who have permanently moved out of NL.

The extension preserves provincial public health coverage for those NL residents, including permanent residents, residents who are outside the province or country but finding it difficult to return home due to the pandemic COVID-19 that includes those residents who are working temporarily or vacationing abroad.

These charges eliminate the need to mail, fax or drop off MCP renewal applications to the MCP offices in St. John’s or Grand Falls Windsor during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Individuals are encouraged to check their MCP expiry date or renewable notice to determine if these measures apply.

Renewable cards reflecting the extension of coverage will not be mailed to individuals. Health care providers may contact the MCP offices for confirmation of coverage.

There will be staff available to answer questions to the public, the St. John’s office phone number is 1-866-449-4459 or to call the Grand Falls-Windsor office at 1-800-563-1557, you can also email your questions to