Government of New Brunswick

Medicare cards will be automatically renewed and mailed providing Medicare has current addresses. In addition, cards may be renewed for five years.

Cards will be mailed to the address Medicare has on file. If their address changes, New Brunswickers are reminded to call Service New Brunswick at 1-888-762-8600 or complete a Change Request, Replacement and/or Renewal form (see forms). All household members affected by the move must be indicated on the form. Failure to notify New Brunswick Medicare of your address change may result in termination of your Medicare coverage.



Expiry / Termination

Your New Brunswick Medicare card has an expiry date. Your card is valid until the last day of the month indicated. For example, a card showing the date "01/2015" is valid until January 31, 2015. Provided you are eligible for coverage and have kept Medicare informed of your current address and/or residency information, you may receive your card approximately 1 month before this date.  Destroy your old card and use the updated card effective immediately. The expiry date helps to prevent abuse of our health care system.

For Medicare renewal of expired cards or for coverage that has been terminated, please call TeleServices at 1-888-762-8600 or visit your local SNB office.

If your card has expired or coverage was terminated due to an expired immigration document, please provide a copy of your extended permit(s) or front and back of your permanent resident card(s) for each member of your household.

Please refer to the Application for Registration or Medicare Change Request, Replacement and/or Renewal forms for list of required documentation.

New Brunswick Medicare has the right to terminate your coverage or adjust your expiry date at any time.

Please note that you cannot renew your card online.



Lost, stolen or damaged cards

If your Medicare card is lost, stolen or damaged, it can be replaced.

Any New Brunswick resident who has a valid Medicare card may have it replaced if it is lost, stolen or damaged for the minimal fee of $10.00.

If you report your card stolen, in order to protect your privacy, the stolen card will be terminated. A new Medicare number and card will be issued upon receipt of the $10.00 fee. It is your responsibility to notify your service providers of your new number.

To arrange for a replacement card(s), visit your local Service New Brunswick office or send a completed Medicare Change Request, Replacement and/or Renewal, signed and dated, to New Brunswick Medicare, along with a cheque or money order, made payable to the Minister of Finance, in the amount of $10.00 for each replacement card required (one card per person only).

Exempt from the $10.00 replacement card fee are:

  • Seniors who receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement,
  • Income assistance recipients, and
  • Resident’s who’ve received a damaged or misprinted card. 

NOTE:  The Department of Health is committed to safeguarding your privacy.  Visit our privacy webpage for more information on our privacy practices and about your rights regarding this issue.