OHIP "red and white" healthcards EOL (End of Life)
Finally after years and years of trying to eliminate the "red and white" OHIP cards from circulation, the Ontario Ministry of Health has set a hard stop date of July 1, 2020. As of July 1, 2020, the red and white health cards will no longer be accepted for OHIP services. This is great news as the red and white cards make it nearly impossible to validate the patient's identity, which has lead to widespread fraudulent medical claims in Ontario.
More information about this change can be found under INFOBullitin #4738.
Health Care Providers are encouraged to download waiting room posters at: INFOBullitin #4738 in order to inform patients about the change.
A full transcript of the bulletin is inserted below.
As per INFOBulletin #4738, effective July 1st, 2020, red and white health cards will no longer be acceptable as proof of OHIP coverage for insured health services.
The posters are only being made available electronically. To obtain the 8.5” x 11” posters in English and French, Select the image(s) below for the poster(s) you want to download:
These posters can be printed both in colour or black/white, for display at any health care location.