Residents of Ontario who are eligible for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) coverage will need an Ontario health card to access coverage for health care services paid for by the Ontario Health Insurance Program.
A photo health card has an expiry date that is linked to your date of birth. The first time you apply for a photo health card, the expiry date will be 2 to 7 years later. When your photo health card is renewed, the renewal date will always be 5 years in the future and linked to your date of birth.
If you are older than15½ years, you must go in person to a ServiceOntario centre to renew your health card and have a photo taken from 8:30am – 5:00pm. Children younger than 15½ years of age and adults 80 yrs of age or older will be sent a renewal notice offering a mail in option.
For information you may call ServiceOntario, at 1-866-532-3161 or 416-314-5518 or check ServiceOntario.ca