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Vitamin D Testing

Beginning December 1, 2010, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) will only cover the cost of vitamin D testing for patients with the following medical conditions:

For people without these conditions, the cost of a vitamin D test will no longer be covered by OHIP.

People should speak to their health care provider to determine whether they require vitamin D testing, and if they would be eligible for an insured vitamin D test.

Every individual’s health care needs are unique, so it is important to discuss your concerns about vitamin D testing and supplementation with your health care provider.

Your health care provider is in the best position to give advice about healthy eating and how to properly supplement your diet to ensure you receive adequate amounts of vitamin D.

The decision to only cover vitamin D testing for certain medical conditions was made after a review of the best available medical evidence by the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee. The evidence showed that vitamin D testing of healthy Ontarians is not appropriate or medically necessary.

Vitamin D fact sheet [PDF]

Vitamin D FAQ [PDF]

For more information on Canada’s Food Guide and vitamin D supplementation visit Health Canada’s website at Beginning April 2018, Ontarians can call Telehealth Ontario toll-free at 1-866-797-0000 to access free, evidence-based nutrition and healthy eating information from Registered Dietitians to help make informed choices about their health.

For further information about other services provided through Telehealth Ontario, visit

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