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Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)<p>For eligible people living in Ontario, many health-care services are paid for by the government of Ontario, under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). Many basic health services are included, such as visits to your doctor, specialists or the emergency room. However, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) does not cover services that are not considered medically necessary, such as cosmetic surgery.  </p><p>The Government of Ontario website has more information about <a href="http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ohip/" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">OHIP, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan</font></a>.</p><p>You can also visit the <a href="http://www.serviceontario.ca/" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Service Ontario website </font></a>or phone Service Ontario’s General Inquiry Line: 1-800-267-8097</p><p><span lang="EN" style="color:#444444;line-height:115%;font-family:"verdana", "sans-serif";font-size:10pt;"><em>The information listed below was provided by 211 Community Connection.</em></span></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-6" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-6"><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-6" style="width:50%;"><strong>Service Ontario</strong></th><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-6" style="width:50%;">​</th></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6"><strong>Service Ontario Counter, </strong><strong> </strong><strong>Collingwood Location</strong><br><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6"><p>191 Hurontario St, Unit 6 <br>Collingwood, ON L9Y 2M1</p><p>Phone: 705-445-3530</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-6"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6"><strong>Alliston Location</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6"><p>180 Parsons Rd, Unit 1 <br>Alliston, ON L9R 1E8</p><p>Phone: 705-435-7661</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6"><strong>Barrie Service Counter</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6"><p>274 Burton Ave, Unit 21 <br>Barrie, ON L4N 5W4</p><p>Phone: 705-728-3861</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-6"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6"><strong>Barrie Service Counter</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6"><p>34 Simcoe St, Unit 102 <br>Barrie, ON L4N 6T4</p><p>Phone: 1-800-267-8097</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6"><strong>Barrie Service Counter</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6"><p>Bayfield Mall <br>320 Bayfield St, Unit 104 <br>Barrie, ON L4M 3C1</p><p>Phone: 705-722-5210</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-6"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6"><strong>Bradford Service Counter</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6">100 Dissette St, Unit 9 <br>Bradford, ON L3Z 3G8<p>Phone: 1-800-267-8097</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6"><strong>Orillia Service Counter</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6">150 Front St S <br>Orillia, ON L3V 4S7<p>Phone: 705-326-4424</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-6"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6"><strong>Service Ontario, Stayner Counter</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6">7314 Hwy 26 <br>Stayner, ON L0M 1S0<p>Phone: 705-428-2821</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-6"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6"><strong>Service Ontario, Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing and Health Card Renewal Office, Elmvale</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6"><p>40 Yonge St S, Unit A <br>Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0</p><p>Phone: 705-322-4181</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-6"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-6"><strong>Service Ontario, Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing and Health Card Renewal Office, Midland</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-6"><p>Huronia Mall <br>9225 Hwy 93, Unit 20 <br>Midland, ON L4R 4K4</p><p>Phone: 705-526-1590</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>​</p>
Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) CardOntario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) Card<p>To be covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), you are required to have an Ontario Health card, which is also sometimes called an OHIP card or health card. To be eligible for an OHIP card, you need to meet certain eligibility requirements determined by the Government of Ontario.</p><p>Visit the Government of Ontario website to learn more about the <a href="http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ohip/ohipfaq_mn.aspx" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">specific eligibility requirements for OHIP</font></a>. </p><p>To apply for OHIP coverage, visit a Service Ontario centre (see above for local Service Ontario locations).  You can also visit the <a href="http://www.serviceontario.ca/" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Service Ontario website </font></a>or phone Service Ontario’s General Inquiry Line: 1-800-267-8097.</p>
If You Don't Have OHIPIf You Don't Have OHIP<p>When you first move to Ontario, there is a 3-month waiting period to be eligible for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).  OHIP does not pay for your medical services during the waiting period; however, you can buy private health insurance to help cover the costs of medical services during that time. Private insurance is also an option to help pay for other medical services OHIP does not cover.  <br><br>Some of the services offered at Community Health Centres (CHCs) are available without OHIP coverage.   For more information about Community Health Centres in Simcoe County, contact one of the local <a href="/living/Pages/public.aspx#community"><font color="#0066cc">Community Health Centres</font></a>. <br><br>The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) helps some refugees and refugee claimants with their medical costs for a short period of time after arriving in Canada. <a href="http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/outside/arriving-healthcare.asp" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Visit the Citizenship and Immigration website to learn more about the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP)</font></a>.<br><br>If you would like to know more about Supplementary Health Insurance options in Ontario, visit <a href="http://www.settlement.org/sys/library_detail.asp?k=HEALTHINS_OHIP&doc_id=1003184" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Settlement.org to download the Guide to Supplementary Health Insurance in English or French</font></a>.</p><p><a href="/resources/Documents/Brochure_Guide_To_Health_ENG.pdf"><font color="#0066cc">Download the guide in English</font></a>.</p><p>Download the guide: <a href="/living/Documents/Ontario%20Day%20to%20Day.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" /><font color="#0066cc">Ontario Day to Day</font></a></p><p>​</p>