|To apply for OHIP coverage, you must go in person to a ServiceOntario centre.
Ontario residents are eligible for provincially funded health coverage (OHIP). Generally, to be eligible for Ontario health coverage you must :
OHIP coverage normally becomes effective three months after the date you establish residency in Ontario. The ministry strongly encourages new and returning residents to purchase private health insurance in case you become ill during the OHIP waiting period.
As health service providers validate the health numbers of people they treat, it is important to carry your health card at all times.
If you have a red and white health card OR the newer photo health card, please carry it. Either card must be validated by your provider.