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Can I renew my OHIP and Drivers Licence Online? 

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Posted On: 6/14/2021
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My driver's license expire on 2024, but my OHIP card expired on March 2021.
If I apply for renewing OHIP card. It will also force me to renew my Driver's license.

Can I renew OHIP card only online?
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Posted On: 6/21/2021
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Hello There,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, you may not need to renew your health card. Expired health cards will be accepted by Ontario health care providers.

According to Service Ontario’s COVID-19 notice:
Please note: we have extended validation to expired and expiring health cards. You do not need to renew at this time.


A drivers licence is necessary to renew your health card online. But, if you cannot renew online, Service Ontario recommends that you continue using an expired card to access health services. Feel free to also contact Service Ontario’s INFOline at 1-866-532-3161 for more information.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to also post them here.

Sincerely,

Your Settlement.Org Team
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Katryn
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Posted On: 10 days ago
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Most of the people needing to renew a health card who do not drive are elderly or disabled. Do you not realize that these are exactly the people who find it hard to go to a Service Canada office to apply in person?
It is totally illogical that one can only only apply for both a health card and driver’s license together online.
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Posted On: 2 days ago
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Katryn wrote:
Most of the people needing to renew a health card who do not drive are elderly or disabled. Do you not realize that these are exactly the people who find it hard to go to a Service Canada office to apply in person?
It is totally illogical that one can only only apply for both a health card and driver’s license together online.



Hi there,

While it is unfortunate you cannot renew your health card online without a drivers license, if you want to avoid visiting a Service Ontario in person, it is recommended that you continue using an expired card to access health services. If you do not have a health card at all, you may have to visit a Service Ontario in person. Feel free to also contact Service Ontario’s INFOline at 1-866-532-3161 for advice specific to your situation.

The Ministry of Health also accepts questions directly on their website, if you feel passionately about this matter, you may also wish to connect with your M.P.P. by writing them a letter. You can find information on how to contact your local representative for provincial parliament on the Ontario Legislative Assembly website.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here.

Your Settlement.Org Team
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