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yavuzcelal
yavuzcelal
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Posted On: 6/6/2019
yavuzcelal
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Hello.

I learned court has made its decision and i have refugee status in canada. However do i need to apply OHIP or can i still use IFHP ?
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Posted On: 7/3/2019
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You can find some information regarding the eligibility requirements for OHIP in our Settlement.Org Who is eligible for OHIP? article.

One of the requirements is that you are a "protected person," also called a convention refugee.

Once you have met the requirements listed there, you are eligible to apply for OHIP.

Ministry of Health staff can help you determine if you are eligible for Ontario health coverage. Call the ministry INFOline:
  • In Ontario:1-866-532-3161
  • In Toronto: 416-314-5518
  • TTY: 1-800-387-5559
Hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. You can also email infoline.moh@gov.on.ca.

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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Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CRS, CRS-DC
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AdrianG001
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Posted On: 7/4/2019
AdrianG001
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yavuzcelal wrote:
Hello.

I learned court has made its decision and i have refugee status in canada. However do i need to apply OHIP or can i still use IFHP ?


To apply for OHIP

· Get an application form online or from your local Service Ontario OHIP Office.
· Fill it out.
· Collect the documents you need.
· Take your application and documents to your local Service Ontario OHIP Office.
Important note: You can apply as soon as you have the documents that you need. However, you will not get a Health Card until you are eligible - after the 3-month waiting period.
Before that check if you`re eligible to apply for OHIP
Part A
You must be able to answer "yes" to each of these statements:
· Your principal home is in Ontario.
· You were not away from Ontario for more than 30 days during the first 6 months that you lived here. That means you must be in Ontario for 153 days of the first 183 days that you live in Ontario.
· You are in Ontario for at least 153 days in any 12-month period.
Part B
You must be able to answer "yes" to at least 1 of these statements:
Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents
· You are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
· You are a "protected person," also called a convention refugee.
· You are registered as an Indian under the Indian Act. (This is for aboriginal people of Canada.)
· You applied for permanent residence and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) confirmed that you meet the eligibility requirements to apply for permanent residence in Canada. This means that you have "approval-in-principle."
· You have applied for a grant of citizenship under section 5.1 of the Citizenship Act (Canada). IRCC confirmed that you meet the eligibility requirements to apply for citizenship. (This is for children adopted internationally by Canadian citizens.)

Regards,
Adrian
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maroof
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Posted On: 7/18/2019
maroof
maroof
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hello
i have a medical surveillance undertaking document.upon my landing in canada within 30 days as a permanenet resident i have to check tha doctor to monitor my health.could you please help me out that how can i made an appointment with doctor ? and the medical is free of cost if i have not apply for health card.Or this document is a proof of free medical?? Or it is compulsory that without health card i can not check to doctor for free.
thanks
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Posted On: 7/19/2019
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Hello,

Thank you for using our forum.

In regards to your question you can find a list of approved physicians by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in the following website:

https://secure.cic.gc.ca/pp-md/pp-list.aspx

Each physician office contact information, website and languages spoken are included and provides information on their process for the medical exam.

We hope that you will find this information useful.

Thank you,
Settlement.Org

maroof wrote:
hello
i have a medical surveillance undertaking document.upon my landing in canada within 30 days as a permanenet resident i have to check tha doctor to monitor my health.could you please help me out that how can i made an appointment with doctor ? and the medical is free of cost if i have not apply for health card.Or this document is a proof of free medical?? Or it is compulsory that without health card i can not check to doctor for free.
thanks
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