Health is our real wealth and Health CARD is your money saver
we must follow healthy diet plans to stay healthy health insurance or health card is very important because treatments and doctor’s visits are most expensive things all around the world
if you are planning baby then you should also apply for health card because otherwise you have to pay all expenses
if you are student usually your college provides you transit and health insurance but if you are visitor you need to get paid health insurance for your safety
Who can apply for HEALTH CARD
if you Are PR (Permanent resident)or on work permit then you may eligible for free health card you just need to fulfill few requirements
What are requirements and How to apply HEALTH CARD
1. you should be working full time at time you are applying for health card.
under this requirement, your spouse and any dependents also qualify for OHIP if you do
2. you have to go to service Ontario office
if you are living and working in Ontario.
3. you need to take all necessary documents with you such as passport, work permit ,(PR card) Ontario driver’s license and recent paystubs.
so can can make it done with just one visit at service Ontario
4. once they found you eligible they will give you application form and they will also issue a temporary paper health card.
so that can cover up if you need your health card and you will get plastic health card with your photo at home in the mailbox usually it takes 15 business days.
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and most important is Ontario health card is free of cost and covers your most of medical expenses
for more information regarding coverages you can also check that link I have already provided
once you got health card you can also easily change your address online for driver’s license and also for vehicle’s registration.
Would you be able to apply for an Ontario health card on the web?
No. You should apply for an OHIP card face to face at a ServiceOntario focus. Be that as it may, in case you are holing up and can’t visit ServiceOntario, contact the ServiceOntario INFO line at 1-866-532-3161 for more data and subsequent stages.
what you should do right after getting health card ?
you should go to any doctor’ clinic to appoint her/him as your family doctor
and they will do your complete physical checkup and blood tests if needed
so you can be aware about your overall health
and you can work on your diet and exercise if needed
and its all covered by health card you do not need to pay for it
what’s a family doctor?
family doctors analyze patient’s reports and give prescription medicine if needed
this is the only family doctor to whom you will tell about your health issues
so they can give you best advise because they already know you medical history
they also update everything on health card time to time that what medications you are currently taking/you were taking
because in the case of emergency when you need to go to Hospital they may not be able to contact your doctor
but they will have all data already on health card so you do not need to worry about it
also health card is one more government’s issued ID
if you are going to get covid-19 vaccine
you should take your health card with you if applicable
so it will be updated on your health card
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