Services Covered Outside Ontario
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care recommends purchasing
additional supplementary health insurance when travelling outside
The following is an excerpt from the Ministry of Health and Long
Term Care website (April 2007):
Why get private insurance?
- Many health services outside Canada cost much more than
coverage by OHIP. You are responsible for any difference in
- Some health services are not insured by the ministry. You will
have to pay the full costs for these services.
- An accident can happen to anyone, even during a very short
business or recreational trip. Extra insurance should be purchased
before you leave Ontario. Ask an insurance broker or insurance
company for further explanation.
Further information is available on their website: