How to Get an OHIP Billing Number

In order for physicians in Ontario to submit claims for reimbursement from the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), they first need an OHIP billing number.

How to Register

In order to start billing with the OHIP and start submitting claims, you need to submit an application to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Your application must be submitted with the following:

  1. Complete and sign the Application for OHIP Billing Number for Health Professionals form

  2. Attach a copy of a blank cheque with "VOID" written on it (to set up direct deposit)

  3. Attach a copy of a valid Certificate of Registration with a governing body

3 Ways to Submit Your Application

By email

Scan originals and send by email:

By fax

Fax originals to: 613-545-5848

By mail

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Claims Services Branch
Provider Registry Unit
P.O. Box 68
Kingston, ON K7L 5T3

Once you're registered…

It typically takes 4-6 weeks to be issued a billing number. You’ll receive a letter from the ministry with your OHIP billing number which confirms your registration and will provide details on the next steps – registering for GO Secure, Medical Claims Electronic Data Transfer (MC EDT) and Health Card Validation (HCV) services.

Want to maximize your earnings? New to Ontario Billing?

Check out our Ultimate OHIP Billing Guide that takes you through every step for billing successfully in Ontario.