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Am I still eligible for OHIP if I temporarily leave Ontario?

You may be out of the province for up to 212 days in any 12-month period
and still maintain your Ontario health insurance coverage provided that you
continue to make Ontario your /primary/ place of residence.

To maintain eligibility for OHIP coverage you must be an eligible resident
of Ontario. This means that you *must* :

· have an OHIP-eligible citizenship/immigration status; *and*
· be physically present in Ontario for 153 days in any 12-month period;
· be physically present in Ontario for at least 153 days of the first 183
days immediately after establishing residency in the province; *and*
· make your primary place of residence in Ontario.

If you will be out of the province for more than 212 days in any 12-month
period, please refer to the Longer Absences from Ontario fact sheet.

I am frequently away from Ontario, due to my job/studies; am I eligible for
OHIP coverage?

If your job or studies require you to leave Ontario frequently and you are
unable to be present for 153 days in any 12-month period, you may still be
eligible for OHIP coverage as a /mobile worker/ or /mobile student/. To
maintain your OHIP coverage, you should:

· be able to provide acceptable documents that show that your work
requires frequent travel in and out of


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The *Ontario Health Insurance Plan* (in French: /Assurance-Santé de
l'Ontario/, and commonly known in both languages by the acronym *OHIP*,
pronounced "oh-hip") is the government-run health insurance plan for the
Canadian province of Ontario. OHIP is funded by taxes paid by the residents
and businesses of Ontario and by transfer payments from the federal

Every Ontario resident with his or her primary and permanent home in
Ontario is entitled to access emergency and preventive medical care
(although Bariatric surgery in many cases is not covered) under OHIP free
of charge. Ontario residents may go to a participating
doctor—essentially every doctor practising in the province—any
time they wish (subject to the consent of the doctor) and the services are
billed through OHIP to the government. It does not cover such areas as
prescription drugs or dental care, although Ontario does have a drug
insurance plan, for use as a "last resort", known as the Trillium Drug


· 1 Funding
· 2 Delisted care
· 3 Eligibility
· 4 Precursors
· 5 See also
· 6 References
· 7 External links


While Ontario receives transfer payments from the federal government of
Canada to partially fund health care, OHIP is also supported by general
provincial tax revenues and premiums (taxes) paid by employers and
individuals. Employers are charged a payroll health care tax (with an
exemption for small businesses) and residents of the province pay a health
premium (introduced in 2004) as part of their income taxes.

The Ontario Health Premium (OHP) is a component of Ontario's Personal
Income Tax system. The OHP is based on taxable income for a taxation year.
As of


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