How do I renew my Health Card (OHIP)?

You have to apply to renew your Health Card. You apply in the same way that you applied for your first Health Card.

If you have a green Health Card with a photo, your card has a section near the bottom that says "Valid Until." You need to renew your card before this date.

Renew Online

You can renew your photo health card online at ServiceOntario Renew Your Card.

Renew in Person

If you choose to go in person to a ServiceOntario centre you can find a location nearest you at ServiceOntario Service Finder. To bypass the lineups you can also book an appointment online ahead of time.

If you have a red and white Health Card, your card does not expire. The government does not give out red and white cards anymore.

If you still have a red and white card, you will soon get a letter from the government asking you to re-register for health coverage and get the green photo Health Card. This does not mean that your Health Card or health care coverage are expiring, however, you must follow this request. If you want to re-register and get the photo card, follow the instructions in the letter. You will need to show valid identity documents as part of the re-registration process. Children over 15 and a half also need to show their own identity documents. Call the Ministry of Health INFOline at 1-866-532-3161 for more information.

Do not let your Health Card expire. If you do not have a valid Health Card, you may have to pay for health services.

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Last updated: May 1, 2018 4001248