I am a newcomer to Canada. All the government agencies were very nice, polite and helpful, except the staffs of OHIP. I went there 3 times and each time I had to pay so much for bus tickets for me and for my family. They are like robots. The first time they said you should show a proof of residency and only from this list. Even if I took hundreds of letters and bills and so on which shows my name and address, they are not acceptable. I said ok the only thing I can provide is a bank statement. I went to the bank and ask them to send me a bank statement by post. I took the letters unopened and opened them in front of the staff. She said it is not acceptable. The statement should be sent you from the central bank and not from the branch. I asked the bank to send me monthly statement, because I supposed to receive e-statements only. For the third time I went there we 2 letters and opened them there. This time she said your wife's is ok but your statement is for credit card account and we only accept saving or checking account statements!!!
Isn't it ridiculous??????????? I said ok you do it for my wife. She asked her “are you going to travel?” She honestly answered yes. She asked for how long? She answered for about one month. She said “if it is more we don’t accept it. Are you sure it wont be more?” I said I am not sure and she rejected to receive her application!!! I asked ok if we come after our travel and apply again, should we wait for another 3 months? and she answered yes!!!
This is more ridiculous!!! I thought only the newcomers should wait for 3 months to have health insurance, but I found out now that we are always newcomers!!!
What the hell are these regulations for???????????????????? Why do they behave new immigrants like this? They are the worst staffs I have seen in Canada. They behave people like the criminals and they are like robocops.
I went to 1151 Dundas St W, Unit 14 Mississauga on Friday 2 Sept 2011 at 3 pm and my number was 301.
My 2 and a half year old daughter was sick with a fever, stuffy and runny nose, and complaining of ear pain. My wife brought her to the walk in clinic WITH her health card in hand. When my wife was registering our daughter it was disc0vered that our daughters health card was expired. This was news to us as we never received any prior notification. The clinic then told my wife that our daughter was no longer covered by OHIP. My wife argued that our daughter was born in Canada and therefor she is automatically covered, even if her health card was expired, that only the card had expired an not our daughters OHIP coverage. The clinic again said that our daughter was NOT covered. My wife had our daughters expired card and birth certificate with her but they would NOT accept them. The clinic then told my wife that she had to pay them $40 and only then would our daughter be seen by a doctor. My wife did not have any cash on her and the clinic said that they did not accept debit. Our daughter was REFUSED medical treatment and was asked to leave WITHOUT seeing a doctor. My wife had to leave the clinic with our daughter and go to a bank machine and return to the clinic with $40 in hand in order for our daughter to be able to be seen by a doctor. I cannot express in words how angry I am about this!!!
I went to the OHIP office to renew my 13 month old daughters health card. First of all the only person that...
My husband needs to have a cornea transplant. He is 34 years old and has not seen his kids or me well in over a year. He is off work, going through depression and every other thing you can think off being at home this young with no vision or freedom. We have been advised that because of his age he would be better off getting the laser surgery due to his age and how many working years he has left. The old way that OHIP pays for you walk around with 18 stitches in your eye and have a better chance of rejection and falling off and being a hazard for the rest of his life. As it is he will never be able to swim again or go out side without special glasses for Photosensitivity and particals floating in the air. We want to have the laser done but OHIP will not pay for it. We tried out work insurance and they said they would rather keep paying him for being off then fork out the $7000 it is for the surgery. They won't even pay a portion because OHIP has the old procedure that is paid for. WHY can we not get the better surgeries done in Canada without paying for them. They are prooven to be better healing time like 6 months compaired to the 2 yrs or liftime with the OHIP way. Is this how are future for our kids will be? You only get the good surgeries if you can afford it? We both work in the auto industry and I have been laid off and on work for 8 months now and he is off work at home because he can't see or drive and has been for a year now. How are we to keep our heads above water when our own goverment could care less about better surgeries and stuff for people. THIS IS OUR KIDS FUTURES they deserve a BREAK!!!