A resident of Ontario must have a health card to show that he or she is entitled to health care services paid for by OHIP. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) pays for a wide range of services, however, it does not pay for services that are not medically necessary.
Most of your Ontario health benefits are covered across Canada. The province or territory you are visiting will usually bill the Ontario MOHLTC directly for hospital and physician services. In Quebec, you may have to pay for physician services and then submit your receipt to your local ministry office for payment.
OHIP coverage normally becomes effective three months after the date you establish residency in Ontario. The Ministry strongly encourages new and returning residents to purchase private health insurance in case you become ill during the OHIP waiting period.
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