Your Health Card


If you want to get medical treatment, you need to have an “OHIP” card. OHIP stands for “Ontario Health Insurance Plan.”

This is a card that you need to apply for as soon as you arrive in Canada. After you apply, there is a 3 month waiting time before you can start using it.

In order to apply for an OHIP card, you will need to fill out the application form and bring it to one of our Service Ontario OHIP offices. This form can be found online or at a Service Ontario OHIP office. There are 3 types of documents you need to bring when applying for a health card. has a list of people who are able to get OHIP.

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website has more information on how to apply for an OHIP card.