378 – Expenses for medical services not available in your area
You can claim an amount for the expenses you paid to obtain medical services that were not available in your area. The following expenses entitle you to a tax credit:
- travel and lodging expenses paid in 2017 to obtain, in Québec, medical services that were not available within 200 kilometres of your home; and :
- moving expenses paid in 2017 to move to within 80 kilometres of a health establishment in Québec located 200 kilometres or more from your former home.
However, if the expenses can be included as moving expenses on line 228, or if they entitle you to the travel deduction on line 236, it may be to your advantage to claim them on those lines rather than on line 378.
You can claim expenses for which you received or are entitled to receive a reimbursement only if the reimbursement is included in your income and cannot be deducted elsewhere in your return.
In calculating expenses for medical services not available in your area, do not include:
- transportation, travel or lodging expenses that you or your spouse paid for medical or dental services provided for purely cosmetic purposes;
- expenses related to an in vitro fertilization treatment, if:
- the expenses have already been used to calculate the tax credit for the treatment of infertility (see point 11 in the instructions for line 462),
- the treatment involved the transfer of more than one embryo, unless, in accordance with the decision of a physician, a maximum of two embryos were transferred, in the case of a woman 37 or over,
- the treatment was administered in Québec at a centre for assisted procreation that does not hold a licence issued under the Act respecting clinical and research activities relating to assisted procreation.
Expenses for Medical Services Not Available in Your Area (TP-7126.96.36.199-V)