We’ll be moving to Ottawa soon and after we’re done with the 2-week of self-quarantining, we’ll try to apply for an OHIP card. It seems like we’ll need proof of residence to apply for the card which may take a while for us to figure out. We’ll sign an apartment lease soon but will probably need bank statements or other mail to prove we live there and it seems that it might take a month or so to get these documents.
My company has offered the option of private health insurance (Manulife) until OHIP kicks in but it seems like the 3-month waiting period has been waived so we might not actually need private insurance. Has anyone moved to Canada recently who can verify if minor health issues can still be dealt with at clinics/hospitals or would we have to pay out of pocket until we get our OHIP cards? Just trying to figure out if we’ll even need to spend on private insurance.
Thanks so much!