Posted On: 11/20/2016
I am a PR.
I arrived in Bowmanville on November 17
I applied for OHIP on November 18, i will be eligible for OHIP after 3 months
However, I received a news that my grandfather has a cancer in Peru so I will be abroad for 1 month in Peru.
My question is, can i stay in Peru for 1 month ? , will the waiting time be affect or will i receive my OHIP 3 months?
Posted On: 11/28/2016
Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.
We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this.
For information specific to your situation we suggest that you contact the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care/ServiceOntario directly. You can also find some contact information here:
ServiceOntario, INFOline at:
1-866-532-3161 (Toll-free in Ontario only)
In Toronto, TTY 416-327-4282
Hours of operation : 8:30am - 5:00pm
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