Health cards, eligibility and coverage
You need a health card to get healthcare services covered by OHIP, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan.
Service changes due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)
You may not need to renew your health card at this time. Most expired health cards remain valid until further notice.
Health care providers have the tools to validate your card each time you visit. You can check whether your card is valid by calling ServiceOntario at
As of March 19, 2020 we are waiving the three-month waiting period for OHIP coverage. If you do not meet the criteria for OHIP coverage and are uninsured, the province will fund the cost of COVID-19 services.
Health coverage outside Ontario and for visitors
Visitors are not eligible for OHIP coverage.