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KUSUM86
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Posted On: 12/11/2019
KUSUM86
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I am permanent resident staying outside Canada and now I am pregnant and want to return to Canada with my family. I have below questions if anyone can help:
  • I will be 35/36 weeks pregnant while returning to Canada. Will I face any problem at immigration/borders?
  • I will not be having Canada health coverage as it takes minimum 3 months. Do I have other options?
  • I have spoken to many clinics/hospitals and they mention they will not take me so close to delivery date. Do you know any private clinics/hospitals/doctors or even public clinic/hospitals who take Permanent Residents without health card and easy to get appointments?
  • Will the newborn get the health coverage immediately in case of any complications.

It will be very helpful if someone can share their own experience or some helpful contacts. Thanks

Regards,
Kusum
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Posted On: 12/12/2019
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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.

We suggest you review our Settlement.Org article I am pregnant and don't have OHIP. What health care can I get?

Here is an excerpt:
“Midwives are funded to provide care to all residents of their catchment area, regardless of whether or not they have OHIP. A resident is a person who maintains an address in the catchment area and includes your baby(ies). Each midwife clinic has a catchment area, a geographic area that you must live in to be served by them.”

You may wish to read more about midwives in this article. And this article with more information about prenatal and postnatal care in Ontario.

Regarding your question about OHIP:
Will my child be eligible for OHIP?
If your child is born in Canada, they may be eligible for OHIP coverage even if you are not. However, your child is not eligible for OHIP if he or she is temporarily staying in Ontario.

To be eligible for OHIP, your child must be:

  • Born in Canada.
  • A Canadian citizen.
  • Physically present in Ontario for at least 153 days in any 12-month period.”


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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Theresa
Settlement.Org Team, Certified Community Resource Specialist (CCRS)
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