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OHIP Out of Country Services

Looking to learn about what medical services are covered by Ontario's Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) outside of Ontario? This is a great place to start. The following section provides helpful advice and information on OHIP coverage for :

Ontario’s Health Insurance Act and R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 552 provides the legislative authority for administration and operation of Ontario’s Health Insurance Plan.

Please Note : If you are travelling to the U.S. you will be required to present: a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s licence, plus a birth certificate or a citizenship card; or a valid passport; or for those 18 and under, a birth certificate. Canadian citizens flying to or through the U.S. must present a valid Canadian passport. Starting June 1, 2009, a U.S. law will require Canadians to present a valid passport to enter the United States by water or land. To find out more about document requirements, please visit passportcanada.gc.ca or call 1-800-622-6232.

Travellers - Emergency medical care required for those traveling outside of Canada with valid OHIP coverage Prior Approval - Medical care required outside of Canada recommended by your Ontario Physician and pre-approved with OHIP before the services are rendered Physicians - Physician's guide to helping patients through the prior approval application process
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