As a resident of Ontario, you are eligible for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP),
Ontario's public health program, OHIP, covers a wide range of medical services, including:
- Check-ups with your family doctor or at walk-in clinics
- Hospital visits
- Dental surgery
- Eye examinations
- Some vaccinations
OHIP does not cover prescription drugs, dental care, eye care, eye glasses or services that are not medically necessary (for example, cosmetic surgery).
To find out more about What is Covered by OHIP visit:
OHIP Waiting Period
If you are a newcomer to Ontario, or a former resident returning here to live after being out of the country for more than seven months, the waiting period begins on the date you establish or re-establish residence in Ontario. You may also be required to be present in Ontario for 153 days of the first 183 days immediately following the date residency is established in Ontario (you cannot be absent for more than 30 days during the first 6 months of residency).
For more information on OHIP, visit Ontario Immigration - Health Care.