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.

To register with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in order to get your billing number and start submitting claims for insured health care services, you must submit an application 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

Three 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 will 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.