Ontario to cover the cost of COVID-19 health services for uninsured people

As the COVID-19 keeps spreading and the number of cases in Ontario has increased rapidly on daily basis, Ontario expands Health Care Coverage Critical to support efforts to contain COVID-19.

Whereby, the three-month waiting period for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) coverage will be waived so that anyone in need of care can receive it. 

All people living in Ontario including uninsured people who do not meet the criteria for OHIP will be covered by the province for the cost of COVID-19. 

Ontarians with expiring and expired health cards will continue to have access to insured health services. These measures are to ensure no one will be discouraged from seeking screening or treatment for COVID-19 for financial reasons. 

Quick Facts

  • Ontarians should be practising social distancing to reduce their exposure to other people. Avoid close contact (within 2 metres) with people outside of your immediate families.
  • If you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms, you should begin to self-monitor for a period of 14 days, including social distancing and tracking your symptoms and how you feel.
  • Please do not visit an assessment centre unless you have been referred by a health care professional.
  • Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.

Contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000, your local public health unit or your primary care provider if you’re experiencing symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus.

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