Ontario Health Insurance Plan
OHIP Third Party Disclosure Requests
All requests for personal information must be received in writing (includes faxes and photocopies).
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care maintains a record of OHIP claims (also known as a personal claims history) submitted by and paid to health care providers using a patient's health number.
Third parties such as law firms and insurance companies may request disclosure of these records with the appropriate consent.
The information in a personal claims history is used for payment purposes and should not be confused with the precise diagnosis provided by a health care provider. The provider should be contacted for information about a diagnosis or any other information that may be required.
For a third party (such as a law firm or an insurance company) to make a request for the release of health information of OHIP claims records they must provide:
- The name of the person to whom the health service history relates;
- The health number;
- The date of birth;
- The period of time for which the health service history is required (records are maintained for seven years);
- A cheque payable to the Minister of Finance covering the mandatory fee of $74 and;
- A signed consent from the person to whom the information relates authorizing the release of health information.
Refer to forms repository for further information.
Personal requests can be submitted by mail to:
- Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
- Personal Health Information Office
- 49 Place d'Armes
- Kingston, ON K7L 5J3