How do I change my name on my health card?

To change your name on your health card, visit a ServiceOntario centre. You must bring a completed Change of Information form (form 0280-82) and present the original copy of one of the following documents:

For a first name or middle name change

  • Canadian birth certificate
  • Canadian change of name certificate
  • citizenship/immigration status document in the name requested

For a last name change

  • certificate of marriage (If the document is written in a language other than English or French, a certified translation is required.)
  • certified copy of statement of marriage
  • Canadian change of name certificate
  • a Record of Marriage (must be the original issued and signed by the clergy member, judge or justice of the peace who performed the marriage and it must contain the name of both spouses, the date of the marriage and licence number. If the document is written in a language other than English or French, a certified translation is required.)
  • notarized affidavit (common-law relationships or same-sex relationships)
  • divorce certificate
  • Citizenship/immigration status document in the name requested
  • Citizenship/immigration status document for the name currently on your health card and a marriage document audit trail backward to the name requested
  • certified copy of the court order for a change in name
  • Adoption Certificate

If you have a red and white health card, you must also provide 3 original documents to prove citizenship, Ontario residency and identity. Check the Ontario Health Coverage Document List (form 9998E-82) for acceptable documents.

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Updated: July 10, 2014