In case you need to prove ties to Canada, showing records of visits to a Doctor can help. You can send a request for a Personal Claim History (PCH), which is a summary or listing of all services received under a person's Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) health card number. It is not a personal medical record history, but rather a payment record of medical claims submitted by health care providers against a specific health number.
A PCH include details such as: date service was received, health number, patient's name, date of claim, etc. This signed request must be made in writing (no special form is required) and include the following information:
The request can be sent to:
- Health card number
- Date of birth
- Time frame of history
- Mailing and physical address (if different)
- Signature and date
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Personal Health Information Office
Corporate Administration Services
49 Place d'Armes, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 48
Kingston ON K7L 5J3
There is no fee for this service when the request is performed by the original cardholder. I received my PCH within 3 weeks.
Wish you all good luck!