The Ontario Health Insurance Plan commonly known as OHIP, is the government-run health insurance plan for the Canadian province of Ontario. OHIP is funded by a payroll deduction tax by residents who are gainfully employed, by businesses in the Province of Ontario, and by transfer payments from the Government of Canada.
Ontarians below 25 are covered for eligible prescription drugs listed with the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) or the Exceptional Access Drug formularies. This coverage became effective since January 1, 2018. Not all drugs are covered by the OHIP, you can get more information from the Ontario Government’s OHIP page.
You can opt for OHIP three months after settling in Ontario. You can also apply to OHIP if you just moved to Ontario or you are a returning expat. It is necessary you apply once you arrive at the province.