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Ontario Making Changes To OHIP Coverage

McGuinty Government Following Expert Medical Advice To Benefit Patients

April 1, 2011

Based on expert medical advice, Ontario is making changes to OHIP coverage for certain health care services, as well as changes to OHIP funding for out-of-country procedures.

Changes to OHIP effective April 1 include:

Changes to the OHIP Out-of-Country Program effective April 1 include:

The proposed changes to out-of-country service funding would not apply to emergency procedures.

In addition, out-of-country drug funding will be aligned with the funding decisions made by the Ontario Public Drugs Program, which will take effect on October 1, 2011.

The changes are part of Ontario's Excellent Care for All strategy which ensures that health care funding is supported by evidence-based practices.


"We are making sure that health care dollars result in real benefits for the patient. These changes are based on the best available medical evidence so that funding is provided for services that improve patient care."
- Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care



Find out more about these new evidence and quality-based changes to OHIP.

Find out more about other recent changes to OHIP coverage of certain health care services.

Learn more about the government's Excellent Care for All Strategy.

Members of the media:

Neala Barton, 416-327-4388
Minister's Office

Andrew Morrison, 416-314-6197
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

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