How 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:

  • name
  • 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.

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