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Eligible medical expenses you can claim on your tax return

You can claim only eligible medical expenses on your tax return if you, or your spouse or common-law partner:

  • paid for the medical expenses in any 12-month period ending in 2023
  • did not claim them in 2022

Generally, you can claim all amounts paid, even if they were not paid in Canada.

For all expenses, you can only claim the part of the expense that you or someone else have not been and will not be reimbursed for. However, the expense can be claimed if the reimbursement is included in your or someone else's income (such as a benefit shown on a T4, Statement of Remuneration Paid (slip), and the reimbursement was not deducted anywhere else on the tax return.

List of common medical expenses

This list of common medical expenses shows:

  • types of medical expenses
  • if the expense is eligible
  • if you need any supporting documents (such as Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate)

This list is not exhaustive. You can use the search feature of this list to quickly find a specific medical expense. For more information on eligible medical expenses, see Income Tax Folio S1–F1–C1, Medical Expense Tax Credit.