How to obtain a Health Card in Ontario

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Contact Information
Toll Free Phone ServiceOntario INFOline 1-866-532-3161 * Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000
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Located In Community Ontario
Accessibility Unknown - varies by location ; see ServiceOntario website for service counter accessibility information
Description & Services
Description (Service) Residents of Ontario eligible for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) coverage require an Ontario health card to access coverage for health care services paid for by the Ontario Health Insurance program. OHIP funds medically necessary physician services, dental services required to be performed in hospital, eye examination once a year and certain practitioner services that are therapeutically necessary. 
ServiceOntario delivers health card registration services (OHIP) on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: 
* For ServiceOntario general information visit, 
* For ServiceOntario health card service locations visit, 
* For health card change of address online visit, 
For further assistance, questions and answers call INFOline or visit,
Hours See ServiceOntario website for hours of individual counter locations * INFOline hours of operation: 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Must have proof of Canadian citizenship or OHIP-eligible immigration status; proof of residency in Ontario and support of identity (document that displays both name and signature)
Application Individuals who have never had an Ontario health card must apply through ServiceOntario to obtain a photo health card: 
* complete a registration for Ontario health insurance coverage form visit, 
* provide three original documents (proof of citizenship, proof of residency, support of identity) 
* visit the nearest ServiceOntario centre in person 
**Note: If you have previously been issued an Ontario health card and are returning to Ontario, it is necessary to register your return visit,
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Service Categories Provincial/Territorial Health Insurance