How do I renew my Health Card in Ontario (OHIP)?

By: Staff
OHIP Health Cards have an expiration date and you need to renew your card before that date.
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OHIP requires you to visit a ServiceOntario Center location if:
  • You are applying for the health card for the very first time. This could be the reason if you have moved from another country or province.
  • You have the red and white health card and it needs to be changed to a photo health card.
  • You need to change information on the card e.g. name or have received a renewal notice.
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You will need to bring three original documents to provide:

  • Your residency status i.e. citizenship or immigration status.
  • Proof of residency in Ontario.
  • Proof of your identity.

OHIP does not require you to go to ServiceOntario center if:

  • Your health card was lost, stolen or damaged.
  • You are under 15 ½ years of age and need to renew.
  • You are 80 years of age or older.


For the latest requirements, please visit: OHIP site.

This article, and the products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please see your health care provider before taking any supplements or starting a new program.

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