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Ontario. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Site: Kingston - Mailing Address

Service: Ontario Health Insurance Plan - Out of Country Prior Approval Program

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Contact Information
Office Phone Toll free 1-888-359-8807
Fax 613-536-3181 ; toll-free 1-866-221-3536
Address & Map
49 Place D'Armes, 5th Flr
Kingston, ON K7L 5J3
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Mailing Address c/o Health Services Branch, Provider Facility Payment Unit – Out of Country Prior Approval Program 
PO Box 168 
1055 Princess St 
Kingston, ON K7L 5V1
Physical Access Not Applicable - service not offered in person
Description & Services
Description (Service) Funding for hospital and medical services received out of country that are insured by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) * prior approval from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is required for individuals to obtain funding * written approval must be received from the ministry before out of country health services are received
Hours Unspecified
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Prior-approved medical services * expenses incurred for non-medical services such as travel, accommodation and meals (except where included as part of insured hospital services) are not covered by OHIP
Application Forms and more information is available on the website * forms must be filled by a physician and mailed to the Kingston office 
The form "Request for Prior Approval for Full Payment of Insured Out-of-Country (OOC) Health Services for Diagnostic Laboratory Testing" must be submitted to Laboratories and Genetics Branch (LGB):  
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care 
Laboratories and Genetics Branch 
1075 Bay St, 9th Floor 
Toronto ON M7A 0A5
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial
Date Updated 21 Oct 2019
Service Categories Medical Expense Assistance ~ Travellers ; Provincial/Territorial Health Insurance ~ Travellers

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