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Applying for health insurance

UHIP  - University Health Insurance Plan

UOIT is a participating university in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). UHIP was created to offer affordable insurance to pay the cost of the hospital and medical services that you and your family might need during the waiting period for OHIP. 

OHIP - Ontario Health Insurance Plan

Eligibility for OHIP: Ontario residents are eligible for provincially funded health coverage (OHIP). To be eligible for Ontario health coverage (OHIP) you must : 

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have immigration status as set out in Ontario's Health Insurance Act.
  • Make your permanent and principal home in Ontario.
  • Be physically present in Ontario 153 days in any 12-month period. 

OHIP coverage normally becomes effective three months after the date you establish residency in Ontario.

New or returning Ontario residents:

If you are a newcomer to Ontario, or a former resident returning here to live after being out of the country for more than seven months, the waiting period begins on the date you establish or re-establish residence in Ontario. If you are an eligible resident moving to Ontario from another part of Canada, the health insurance of your former province/territory will cover you for up to three months.

New and returning residents are required to purchase private health insurance in case you become ill during the OHIP waiting period - see UHIP. 

To register for OHIP:

Go in person to the nearest Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care office:

Executive Tower, Oshawa Centre
419 King Street West, Suite 401
Oshawa, Ontario
L1J 7J2

Office hours:
Monday through Friday
: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
5 to 7 p.m. (by appointment only; call 1.888.376.5197)

Complete a Registration for Ontario Health Coverage form. You can download the Registration for Ontario Health Coverage form at the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Website

Provide the necessary original documents.