First 90 Days in Canada Your
Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) will become effective about 3 months after you move to Ontario.
It is important to make sure your family is insured during this waiting period in case you need medical attention. It is important to get this insurance right away. You may not be approved for coverage if you apply for private insurance 5 days or more after your arrival.
Call the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc. at 1-800-268-8099 for more information about private insurance. Once you have lived in Ontario for 3 months, you will be eligible for OHIP.
The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP)
IFHP is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), provides temporary health care coverage for the non-insured populations specified below:
Finding a family doctor is important in making sure that you and your family get proper medical attention. Health Care Connect helps people who are without a family doctor to find one.
To find a dentist, click here. Dental services are not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) however, the Halton Region Health Department provides financial services for those who qualify.
Walk-in clinics provide health care if you are sick and do not have a family doctor or are unable to reach your family doctor.
Find A local Walk-In-Clinic Near You
The region of Halton is home to several excellent hospitals, for more information on Healthcare services, click here. Hospitals provide comprehensive health care and emergency services for everyone in the growing and diverse communities of Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.
You may face many challenges as a newcomer to Canada. You may be far away from family and friends, face financial difficulties, have to learn a new language, find a job and adapt to a brand new culture.Through all of this, mental health is very important. Depression, anxiety, marital and relationship issues and other mental health problems can be common amongst newcomers to Canada. These mental health issues can affect anyone of any ethnicity, religion, occupation or level of education.
Halton Women's Centre An array of services to meet the needs of women of all ages, races, religions and sexual orientations.
Burlington Counselling & Family Services
Violence Against Women program.
Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services (SAVIS) Disabiliti
Counselling, practical, legal and medical support.
Halton Support Services
Provides employment services for adults with developmental disabilities.
Canadian Hearing Society
Employment Services, Literacy Programs (LINC), settlement services and youth programs for the deaf.
Services for people with vision loss.
Other helpful information
What are community health centres?
What is community-based health care?
Where can I get medical help if I don't have a family doctor?
Where can I find low-cost health care?
Can I get a flu shot (flu vaccine?)
Where can I get health care if I don't have OHIP?
What immunizations does my child need to go to school?
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
The Self-Management Program offers a menu of programs available for individuals who live in the Mississauga Halton region. Programs are for adults at no cost.
Heart and Stroke -Halton Region
Increase public awareness of heart disease and stroke by providing information and/or programs on CPR, high blood pressure, nutrition, active living, rehabilitation, heart disease, smoking and stress.
Chronic Disease Management
Family Health Team and focus on chronic disease management, disease prevention and health promotion in Milton.