How Long Does It Take To Get OHIP Back?

How do I get my OHIP back?

Questions and Answershave an OHIP -eligible citizenship/immigration status; and.be physically present in Ontario for 153 days in any 12-month period; and.be physically present in Ontario for at least 153 days of the first 183 days immediately after establishing residency in the province; and.make your primary place of residence in Ontario..

How long does it take to get OHIP after applying?

Once your application is approved, the clerk at the ServiceOntario Centre will give you a Transaction Record. It can take up to three months for your OHIP coverage to become effective after you apply, and the Transaction Record will state the coverage start date.

Is there a waiting period for OHIP?

Effective March 19, 2020, the three-month waiting period for OHIP coverage has been removed from Regulation 552 in response to the COVID-19 situation. This is a temporary measure. The three-month waiting period will be reinstated at a future date.

How long can I be out of Ontario?

You may be temporarily outside of Canada for a total of 212 days in any 12 month period and still maintain your OHIP coverage as long as your primary place of residence is still in Ontario. However, the ministry does have extended absence provisions which are outlined below.

Does OHIP know when you leave the country?

OHIP has confirmed that if you have lived in the country continuesly for 2 years without a break that you do not need to inform them if you leave the country for less than 7 months.

How long can you be out of Canada without losing healthcare?

If you plan to be outside Canada for more than seven months in any 12-month period you can keep your OHIP coverage for up to two years if you: have a valid health card. make Ontario your primary home. will be in Ontario for at least 153 days a year in each of the two years immediately before you leave the country.