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  • How to apply for a health card in Canada

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    Raj Dev Acharya
    Raj Dev Acharya

    If you are planning to move to Canada, you would certainly be interested in knowing how the healthcare system works in Canada and how you can get your health card made. So, for the unversed, different provinces have different health covers for you which mostly have emergency services free. So, before you get your health insurance or get any other card made, what you will need is the public insurance health card and you will need it as soon as you move to Canada.

    Well, here we explain to you how to get the same in 5 easy steps. Scroll down for the details.

    Step-1: The first step you need to take as soon as you are in Canada is, you need to get a form of the health card that is available online or in hospitals or healthcare offices as well.

    Step-2: Now, fill the form carefully. Use a pen and not a pencil to fill the form and think twice before doing the same. You need to be very careful while providing information.

    Step-3: Collect your documents. Some of the documents that will work are the certificate of birth from a province of Canada, an Indian status certificate, Canadian passport that is valid, lease agreement, a tax bill of property, etc.

    Step-4: Take your documents and the application form to the nearest healthcare office. They will first check all the details then approve your form.

    Step-5: Be very patient because the card might take up to 3 months to come. And, it might take time but rest assured because it definitely will come.

    For your information, if your healthcare card is lost, you ought to arrange for a replacement ASAP. You will need to contact the territorial or provincial ministry for the same. Always remember, having a healthcare card in a foreign country is very important and you should take great care of the same.

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