The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Non-Insured Health Benefit Program (ANIHB) is informing the community that custom-made foot orthotics are a benefit provided through their program. Pre-approval is required in order to be eligible through ANIHB.   

Please note: each client is allowed one (1) pair every two (2) years. 

When a request for custom-made foot orthotics comes in to NIHB, staff will ensure the client’s request meets the following criteria:  

  • Must be prescribed by any of the following:  
    • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine  
    • Physician  
    • Nurse Practitioner  
    • Chiropodist  
  • The foot orthotic must be provided by one of the following:  
    • Certified orthotist  
    • Certified Prosthetist Orthotist   
    • “Technicien en orthèses et prothèses” certified by the Canadian Board for the Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists (CBCPO) or by “l’ordre des technologues professionnels du Québec (OTPQ)” (Quebec only)   
    • Podiatrist (doctor of podiatric medicine)   
    • Chiropodist registered with provincial or territorial regulatory bodies   
    • Canadian Certified Pedorthist   
    • Certified Pedorthist or BOC Pedorthist (BOCPD) registered with the Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA) Canadian chapter  

If you have any questions regarding any NIHB benefits, or to ensure your out-of-pocket expense is reimbursable, please contact their office at 613-575-2341 ext. 3340, and speak to a Benefit Analyst, who will advise on benefit coverage. Failure to do so may result in non-payment to the individual.