This section will discuss issues relating to hospitals and private clinics. It will also cover some emergency treatment issues.
Ontario residents are eligible for provincially funded health coverage (OHIP), though to be eligible for Ontario health coverage you must:
OHIP coverage normally becomes effective three months after the date you
establish residency in Ontario. If you are moving within Canada, your previous
province's health coverage may cover you for this period.
The government strongly encourages new and returning residents to purchase private
health insurance in case you become ill during the OHIP waiting period.
TO apply for OHIP coverage, provide three pieces of ID to confirm address, signature and citizenship/status.
For information, contact an Toronto OHIP Office (8:30 am to 5:00 pm) or call Service Ontario at 416-326-1234 (Toll-free: 1-800-267-8097).
Mississauga Office (8:30 - 7:00 pm)
201 City Centre Drive (across from Square One)
Suites 210 & 300
Oakville Office (8:30 am - 5:00 pm )
Oakville Town Centre II
220 North Service Road West
(South-east corner of Dorval Road and North Service Road, next to the Royal Bank)