The City of Greater Sudbury has become a regional resource and referral centre for residents in Northeastern Ontario. In addition to providing quality hospital-based care to patients throughout the region, a number of initiatives in the community demonstrate our commitment to a healthy population. Since the health of a population is affected by and affects other social and economic factors, our commitment to research and health programs contributes to the overall success and well-being of our community.

Health Related Information

How do I receive health insurance?

All residents in the Province of Ontario must obtain a health card to show that they are entitled to medical care provided by the Ontario Health and Insurance Plan (OHIP). In order to be eligible, newcomers must be a Canadian Citizen of have immigration status, have your permanent and resident home in Ontario, and be physically present in the province 153 days in any 12 month period.

How do I obtain a Health Card?

Obtaining a Health Card can be done by visiting an OHIP office, completing a registration form, and by providing the necessary documents. Please visit the Ministry of Long-term Care for more information.

A sample Health Card

I need health insurance right away. What do I do?

The Interim Federal Health Program provides health coverage for individuals who are not yet covered by OHIP.

Now that I have health coverage, how do I find a doctor?

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario can help you find either a physician, a family doctor, or a specialist.

Visit the links on the right side of your screen for more information about health care services, research initiatives and other health-related projects and programs in the Greater Sudbury area.