Pilot project offering simpler access to health cards
NEWS June 14th, 2023
Brantford – The Ontario government is making it more convenient for people who reside or work in Brantford-Brant to access critical government services. ServiceOntario is opening a pop-up location in Brantford for newcomers, international agricultural workers and others who need to renew or get a new health card.
“Our government is offering an easy option for registering for OHIP right in Brantford, filling a gap that existed in this community,” said Will Bouma, MPP Brantford-Brant. “ServiceOntario is providing a solution that’s making it easier for people in our community to access services they need.”
This local service will benefit individuals with valid work permits, international agricultural workers, refugees, newcomers from Ukraine, and residents returning to the province. Currently, new OHIP registrations for these individuals are not provided at all ServiceOntario centres and may require individuals to apply in person outside their local community. The Brant ServiceOntario centre does not currently provide this specific service.
“Through ServiceOntario, our government delivers vital government services that people count on, and we are continually working to deliver those services simpler, faster and better,” said Kaleed Rasheed, Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery. “Supporting the Brantford-Brant community with this new initiative is just another new way we are delivering on our promise of making life easier for all Ontarians.”
- Learn about qualifying and applying for OHIP at ca/HealthCard.
- Expanded appointment booking was launched by Premier Ford in February 2023.
For more information, contact MPP Will Bouma at 519-759-0361 or [email protected]