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Eliminating Red and White Health Cards

*As of Mar 20, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ontario has decided to extend the validity for health cards and other documents including:

  • Health cards
  • Drivers’ licences
  • Licence plate stickers
  • Ontario Photo Cards

This means that for the time being, clients may use their health cards that are expired or expiring. These health cards will continue to provide access to health services. The extension on the documents will continue until the COVID-19 situation improves.

Officials made the decision to help prevent the need for in-person visits to places like Service Ontario. 

To reduce the risk of health fraud, the Ontario government is eliminating red and white health cards and replacing them with the more secure photo health card.

As of July 1st, 2020, clients will not be able to access OHIP health services with their red and white health card at Canadian Home Healthcare. We will bill for services until you confirm your eligibility for OHIP and get your photo health card. Once you have your photo health card, you may request reimbursement of any applicable fees paid.

Health card services are available at select ServiceOntario locations. For a list of nearby ServiceOntario centres where you can obtain a photo health card, visit: ServiceOntario.ca/RedandWhite

There is no charge to update your card.