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Pregnant and Newly Landed Immigrant 

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Posted On: 8/5/2019
Hello

I am New Landed Immigrant and I am pregnant on my 7th month.

I live in Toronto and dont know from where to start. I attended family doctor in Oakville as my friends suggested, but now need an obstetrician and hospital to be able to get check ups and deliver my baby.

Need an advice

Thank You
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Posted On: 8/28/2019
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this situation and would be interested in finding out what your options are.

In terms of what other options you may have here in Ontario, you can find some detailed information in our Settlement.Org I am pregnant and don't have OHIP. What health care can I get? article.

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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shalini kaura
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Posted On: 5/15/2020
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Hello,

I am a CoPR holder immigrant from India has planned to land in Brampton in June,2020 & I am 3 months pregnant .So , please guide me how my all pregnancy expenses can be covered at free of cost ? Where & how much prior i have to apply for any card ?

Kindly guide.

Thanks
SHALINI
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Posted On: 5/25/2020
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Hi Shalini,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You may be eligible for OHIP when you arrive, the Government of Ontario is currently waiving the 3-month waiting period for health coverage due to current events with COVID-19. You may find helpful information in the Settlement.Org article, What documents do I need to apply for a Health Card (OHIP)? and How do I apply for a Health Card (OHIP)?

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.

As of March 19, 2020 we are waiving the three-month waiting period for OHIP coverage. If you do not meet the criteria for OHIP coverage and are uninsured, the province will fund the cost of COVID-19 services.


Until further notice, “the Ministry [of Health] requests hospitals provide all medically necessary services to all persons who present at a hospital, regardless of whether the person presents a valid OHIP card, or does not have health insurance under OHIP or another provincial health insurance plan.”

There is more information about prenatal care options in Ontario in this article, I am pregnant and don't have OHIP. What health care can I get?.

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

Sincerely,

Your Settlement.Org Team
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