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How do I renew a health card without a license? 

ConnieCL
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Posted On: 9/13/2020
ConnieCL
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13 Sept. 2020

I have been trying to renew my OHIP card online but I am always asked to provide a license driver number which I don't have because I do not drive. Instead, I have a photo card which the computer does not accept. What should I do since I don't want to go out of my place during this COVID19? I am 74 year old.
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Posted On: 9/24/2020
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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.


Unfortunately, a drivers licence is necessary to renew your healthcard online. But, Service Ontario recommends that you continue using an expired card in the meantime 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 post them here.

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Michael C
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Posted On: 10/6/2020
Michael C
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This thread is very informative. I'm also on the dead-end of health card renewal
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Posted On: 10/6/2020
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Michael C wrote:
This thread is very informative. I'm also on the dead-end of health card renewal

Thank you, we're glad you found this information helpful. Feel free to post here if you have any more questions.
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Posted On: 10/16/2020
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How do I renew for a new health card online without licence?
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Posted On: 10/29/2020
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Sweethoney22 wrote:
How do I renew for a new health card online without licence?



Hi there,

Unfortunately, you cannot renew your healthcard online without a drivers license. But, 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. 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 post them here.

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