FAQ
How do I get a Health Card?
What if my Health Card is lost, stolen or damaged?
Do I need to do anything with a deceased person's health card or health coverage?
How do I obtain a birth certificate?
How do I contact the Social Services Office in my area?
How do I obtain celebratory scrolls?


How do I get a Health Card?
To apply for a card, you must:
go in person to your nearest Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care office, and
fill in the Registration for Ontario Health Coverage form and
provide the necessary original documents

The Oshawa OHIP offices is located at:
Executive Tower, Oshawa Centre
419 King Street West, Suite 401 Oshawa ON L1J 7J7

Office hours:
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Thursday 5:00pm to 7:00 pm, by appointment only
Call 1-888-376-5197 for appointment

For more information:
Call the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care INFOline at 1-800-268-1154
(Toll-free in Ontario only).
In Toronto, call 416-314-5518, TTY 1-800-387-5559.


What if my Health Card is lost, stolen or damaged?
You should immediately call the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care at 1-800-268-1154 (Toll-free in Ontario only). In Toronto, call 416-314-5518, TTY 1-800-387-5559 If you had a photo Health Card, you will be sent a new one. If you had a red-and-white card, you will have to register for a photo Health Card. If you find your lost card, keep it only until your new card arrives and then destroy it because it will no longer be valid. Make sure you have your new photo Health Card before you destroy the old card.


Do I need to do anything with a deceased person's health card or health coverage?
The health card of a deceased person must be returned to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. You will need to complete a Change of Information (form 280-82) and then mail it with the health card of the deceased person to the ministry. You should include a copy of the death certificate. Copies of this form are available by :
Contacting your local ministry office and requesting that one be forwarded to you.
Printing a copy of the form through Forms Online.
Alternately, you can send a letter to your local ministry office providing the deceased person's name, date of birth, sex and health number. Enclose a photocopy of the death certificate and the actual health card.

How do I obtain a birth certificate?

Applications for birth certificates are available in my constituency offices and online at http://www.cbs.gov.on.ca/mcbs/english/4ULUQT.htm.


Applications can be received and submitted by fax, provided the applicant is making payment by VISA, AMEX or MasterCard.


If you require a birth certificate urgently please contact my constituency office.


Or you can contact the Registrar General's office for information on birth, marriage and death certificates at:

Office of the Registrar General
PO Box 4600
189 Red River Road
Thunder Bay ON P7B 6L8
Or fax: (807) 343-7459

For information call:
Toronto and outside Ontario: (416) 325-8305
Toll free in Ontario: 1-800-461-2156
E-mail: cbsinfo@cbs.gov.on.ca

COST
Birth Certificates

$25.00

Replacement Birth Certificates
$35.00
Emergency Service
$15.00 (Additional Cost)

How do I contact the Social Services Office in my area?
Ministry of Community and Social Services
Main Office 1400 Hopkins Street
Whitby, ON L1N 2C3
Tel: (905) 665-1030
Toll Free: 1-800-722-1196
TDD/TTY: (905) 665-1053

South Oshawa
505 Wentworth Street West, Oshawa ON L1J 6G5
Phone: 905-434-5855 Fax: 905-436-7361

Family Responsibility Office 1- 888-815-2757
Ontario Works Assistance (905) 428-8982
Housing Services (905) 434-5011
Ontario Disability (905) 665-1030


How do I obtain celebratory scrolls?
Scrolls for all occasions are available through my office for a variety of special occasions including: wedding anniversaries, 70th + birthdays, Canada Cord, Chief Scout Award, etc.