How do I get a health card for my baby?
Question & AnswerHow do I get a health card for my baby?
1. If your baby was born in Ontario
There is a special application process for babies born in Ontario.
You can fill out an Ontario Health Coverage Infant Registration form, also known as form 4440-82. The staff in the hospital where your baby was born or your registered midwife gives you this form.
The form asks for your baby's information, including:
- birth date
- mailing address
The form also asks you to confirm that your baby:
- will live primarily in Ontario
- will be in Ontario for at least 153 days (or about 5 months) in any 12 month-period
The top part of the form is sent to the Ontario government by hospital staff or your midwife.
The bottom part of the form has a health card number for your baby. You can separate the bottom part and use it as the baby's health card until you get the plastic OHIP card in the mail.