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Temporary Resident - Pregnant 

Tatyana
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Posted On: 6/27/2017
Tatyana
Tatyana
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Hello,
I am a Temporary Resident with a valid work permit, currently waiting for a Permanent Resident status that I applied for in January 2017. I do not have OHIP since I work part time. My husband is Canadian with OHIP. Few days ago, I found out that I am pregnant. Is there any private insurance company in Ottawa that has a plan for pregnancy and labor expenses coverage? Or is there any way my husband’s OHIP may cover the above-mentioned expenses?
Thank you!
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Posted On: 7/1/2017
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Hello Tatyana,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

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

Unfortunately, as you may already know, most private insurance companies do not cover costs related to pregnancy as in most cases they consider it a pre-existing condition.

However, you may want to try and contact some of the private insurance companies to find out what their policies are. You can find some information in our Settlement.Org Where can I buy private health insurance for newcomers and visitors to Canada? article.

In terms of what you can do until you receive your coverage through OHIP, you can find some options and helpful information in our Settlement.Org I am pregnant and don't have OHIP. What health care can I get? and our How much does it cost to get care from a midwife? articles.

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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