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Requesting Assistance

If you would like assistance from First Step, please complete the

Online application below.



You may click on the  “Download Form” button  below to  download and print the PDF Request Assistance Form, pick up the Form at the MFA Office, the St. Anthony Town Office, the St. Lunaire-Griquet Town Office, from Social Workers at the Hospital, or from any of the First Step Board members.


Once you have completed the Form you may email it to; give it to one of the Board members or Mavis Hillier; call 709.623.2007 for pickup; or mail it  to First Step, PO Box 144, St. Lunaire-Griquet NL Canada A0K 2X0.​

If you need assistance, please call 709.623.2007 or 703.980.0727 (c)

First Step prefers people request assistance in advance of their medical trip.  But, we realize this is not always possible.   If you are unable to request in advance, we require that you submit your request to First Step no later than 30 days after your medical trip.

First Step is committed to providing medical travel assistance to those people in need of assistance.  If the traveler, their family, or friends have done any fundraising to help the traveler this will significantly affect the help First Step may be able to provide.

First Step may refer to the Provincial Medical Travel Assistance Program (MTAP) those people with regular monthly appointments for the same treatment.

First Step Maintains Strict Confidence Regarding All Matters Related to Assistance

First Step offers E-Transfer Reimbursement for amounts of $700 or less.  Reimbursement amounts greater than $700 may be spread over multiple payments.

First Step has Direct Payment Agreements with Eastern Health Accommodations ((709) 777-6831), the Daffodil Place ((888) 753-6520), Ronald McDonald House (contact medical social worker or First Step), the DoubleTree by Hilton St. John's (contact First Step for reservations (709) 623-2007), the Mount Peyton Resort and Conference Centre Grand Falls Windsor (contact First Step for reservations: (709) 623-2007), the Comfort Inn Corner Brook (contact First Step for reservations: (709) 623-2007), the Greenwood Inn Corner Brook (contact First Step for reservations: (709) 623-2007)  and Tina Snow's Apartment in Corner Brook ((709) 660-8581).  If a medical traveler chooses to stay at one of these places, First Step will pay these providers directly for accommodation expenses.

Requesting Assistance Form

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