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Exchange BC Health Coverage for Ontario - (OHIP) 

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Posted On: 4/20/2017
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I am changed my location from BC to Ontario I want to exchange my health card

went to ontario services they are not able to exchange my health card

could you please give me information I don't have any idea where to go need help to get my health card.

Thanks
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Posted On: 4/25/2017
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

You can find some information on the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website in the OHIP Coverage Waiting Period section.

Here is an excerpt,

b) If you move to Ontario from another province or territory where you had provincial/territorial health insurance coverage:

If you move to Ontario directly from another province and apply for coverage, your OHIP coverage will begin on the first day of the third month after establishing residence in Ontario, provided you were insured in your previous province or territory.

Your valid health card from your former province will continue to provide you with health insurance coverage in accordance with that province/territory's plan during the waiting period.



For additional information, you may want to contact ServiceOntario directly.

Call ServiceOntario, INFOline at:
1-866-532-3161 (Toll-free in Ontario only)
TTY 1-800-387-5559.
In Toronto, TTY 416-327-4282
Hours of operation : 8:30am - 5:00pm

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.
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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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