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Toronto - Healthcare & Medical Treatment

Other than Canadian citizens, expatriates in Toronto on a valid work permit valid for at least 6 months are also eligible to apply for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan. The OHIP is issued three months after the application is submitted. The OHIP office issues a Health Card that gives expatriates access to a range of healthcare services.

The OHIP offices in Toronto are located at

1) 47 Sheppard Avenue East, 4th Floor M2N 7E7
Open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 5 PM, and Wednesdays from 8:30 to 6:30 PM


2) 777 Bay Street, Suite M212 M5G 2C8
Open Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM

To download forms and applications for the OHIP, visit www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/forms/form_menus/ohip_fm.html The application for a new health card must be accompanied by three original documents to prove the expatriates residency in Toronto and identity. The application has to be submitted by all above the age of 15 years.

Hospitals in Toronto

Expatriates in Toronto get the benefit of some of the best medical services in the world Hospitals in Toronto have been classified as general hospitals, convalescent hospitals, hospitals for chronic patients, active treatment teaching psychiatric hospitals, active treatment hospitals for alcoholism and drug addiction and regional rehabilitation hospitals

For a comprehensive list of general hospitals in Toronto, refer to www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/contact/hosp/toronto_7_dt.html

Emergency Number in Toronto: 911

Toronto Ambulance Service: (416) 392-2000

Toronto Police Service: (416) 808-2222

Toronto Fire Services: (416) 338-9050

You may refer to www.torontoplus.ca/feature/emergency_numbers/60085 for a complete list of important numbers in Toronto

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