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HEALTH CARD - APPLICATION FOR

HEALTH CARD - APPLICATION FOR

What is the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)?

Through OHIP, the Ontario Ministry of Health covers most of the costs of health care for eligible residents of Ontario.

You should register for OHIP coverage when you take up permanent residence in Ontario. You may have to wait three months to be covered. If you are eligible, you will receive a Health Card with your photograph on it.

Tourists, visitors, foreign students and people living in Ontario temporarily are not eligible for OHIP coverage.

Students from other provinces in Canada who are attending school in Ontario are not eligible for OHIP coverage as they are covered by their home province.

How to register for OHIP?

Here is what to do:

1. Complete and sign the form.

2. Complete and sign section G if you want to be an organ and tissue donor and are 16 years or older. You do not have to be an organ and tissue donor to be eligible for OHIP coverage.

3. The Ministry of Health requires proof of citizenship, residence and identity. These documents must be presented when you register. Read the insert to find out the original documents you need.

4. Bring the original documents along with the completed form to any OHIP office listed below.

5. If you are 151/2years of age or older, your photograph will be taken when you bring your form and documents to an OHIP office. This photograph will appear on your Health Card, therefore you must register in person for your photograph to be taken.

6. Fill out a separate form for each family member. Health Cards for children under 151/2years of age will not have a photograph. A parent or legal guardian should bring the child's original documents and this form to any OHIP office. If you are separated or divorced, the parent with legal custody must register the child and sign the form.

7. Your Health Card will be mailed to you. It has an expiry date on it. You will need to renew your card before the expiry date.

8. If any of the information you have given on this form changes after you receive your Health Card, you must complete a Change of Information form. You can get this form at any CHIP office.

9. You must notify the Ministry of Health if you change your address. It is your responsibility to forward this information to ensure your health record is kept up to date.

10. The ministry provides services in two official languages. In section A choose if you want to receive information in English or French.

If you have any questions, please call 1 800 268 1154.
In Toronto, call (416) 314 5518.
For TTY call 1 800 387 5559.

Or Call the Automated Information System at 1 800 664 4988.
In Toronto, call (416) 327 7567.

You must have three different original documents to register for health coverage:

One document must show your proof of Canadian citizenship or immigration status.

A different document must show your name and home address to prove your residency in Ontario.

Another document must show your name and signature to prove your identity, to show you are the person you say you are.

You may be asked for additional documents.

Always tell the Ministry of Health when you change your address. We must have your current address so your health record is kept up to date.

A parent or legal guardian can register children younger than 151/2years of age. Children do not have to be present to be registered as there is no photograph on their Health Card.

If you want to be an organ and tissue donor and are 16 years or older, you can consent to organ and tissue donation on this form.

Ministry of Health (OHIP) Offices

CENTRAL EAST REGION

Barrie
34 Simcoe Street, Suite 102
L4N 6T4

Monday thru Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Newmarket
465 Davis Drive, Suite 108
L3Y 8T2

Monday thru Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm by appointment
Call 1-888-376-5197 for appointment

Oshawa
Executive Tower, Oshawa Centre
419 King Street West
L1J 7J2

Monday thru Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm by appointment
Call 905-434-3700 for appointment

Peterborough
550 Lansdowne Street West
K9J 8J8

Monday thru Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

CENTRAL SOUTH REGION

Hamilton
119 King Street West
L8N 4C8

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

St. Catharines
301 St. Paul Street, Mezzanine,
L2R 3M8

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

CENTRAL WEST REGION

Kitchener
Unit 2B - 1400 Weber Street East
N2A 3Z8

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Mississauga
201 City Centre Drive
L5A 3M1

Monday thru Thursday
8:30 - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Oakville
Oakville Town Centre II
220 North Service Road West
Unit P5030
L6M 2Y3
(Between the Royal Bank and Chaps Restaurant)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 - 7:00 pm

EAST REGION

Kingston
1055 Princess Street
K7L 5A9

Monday thru Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Ottawa
Fuller Building
75 Albert Street
K1P 5Y9

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

NORTH REGION

Kenora
808 Robertson Street, Suite 220
P9N 1X9

Monday thru Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

North Bay
447 McKeown Street, Suite 101
P1B 9S9

Monday thru Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Sault Ste. Marie
The Roberta Bondar Building
70 Foster Drive, Suite 100
P6A 6V4

Monday thru Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Sudbury
199 Larch Street, Suite 801
P3E 5R1

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Thunder Bay
435 James Street South, Suite 113
P7E 6T1

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Timmins
38 Pine Street North
The 101 Mall, Suite 110
P4N 6K6

Monday thru Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

SOUTH WEST REGION

London

217 York Street, 5th Floor
N6A 1B7

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Owen Sound
981 2nd Avenue East
N4K 2H5

Monday thru Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Sarnia
452 Christina Street North
N7T 5W4

Monday thru Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Windsor
1427 Ouellette Avenue
N8X 1K1

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

TORONTO REGION

Etobicoke

3300 Bloor Street West, Unit 142
M8X 2W8
(at Islington subway)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm

North York
4400 Dufferin Street, Unit 4A
M3H 6A6
(first light south of Finch)

Monday thru Thursday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Scarborough
3495 Lawrence Avenue East
M1H 1B3

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Toronto
47 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 417
M2N 7E7

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 6:30 pm

http://www.ontario.ca/health-and-wellness/health-and-wellness

 
 

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