For years, we all had those red and white OHIP cards that never expired. Most of us now already have one of the new green Ontario health cards with the photo ID on it. And now, they EXPIRE!
The last thing you want to have happen when you need healthcare, whether it is for an eye exam at Pierce Family Vision in Waterloo, or at your family doctor, a walk-in clinic or hospital, is to find out that your Ontario health card is expired.
So take a moment now to check the expiry date on your health card and those of your family members. If you currently have an expired health card, please ensure you renew it.
Did you know? People aged 16-70 no longer receive reminders before your health card expires unless you choose to opt in to auto-reminders. Always check your health card and renew it up to 90 days before expiry.
Service Ontario will give you reminders for your driver’s license and plate renewal as well. The link above is for those as well, as these may not be mailed out either (only for age 70 and over or specialty driver’s licenses).
And for those drivers over age 80 who would like information on vision and license renewals, I have another blog for you to read HERE.
Dr. Patti Ellison