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Is anyone versed in OHIP benefits?<br><br>
I live in VA, but still hold my Ontario Residency (I still pay taxes and all the fun stuff).<br><br>
We are thinking about TTC and I was thinking about going home to have said maybe baby. Since I live in VA I think I would have to do get most of my prenatal care down here, but I thought I would have the birth in Ontario around friends and family.<br><br>
Can I even do that?<br><br>
And if so does anyone know of a good birth center, midwife, OB I can use. (We are based out of Toronto).<br><br>
TIA
 

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I'm no expert - but I'm pretty sure if you showed up at a hospital in Ontario with a valid OHIP card to deliver the on-call OB would take you. I don't know about going with midwives as they are extremely overbooked and would want to follow you through your pregnancy. If you only wanted to use them at the end - I'm not sure they would go for that - but you could always contact them and find out. There is a website for all the midwife collectives around Toronto. I had a good experience with the Alliance and have known others who have had positive expriences with the Beaches and the Collective. Here is the site. <a href="http://www.aom.on.ca/links/" target="_blank">http://www.aom.on.ca/links/</a> Good luck.
 

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As far as I know you have to have 3 months residency in Ontario before you get free health care. I would suggest checking OHIP's site (if they have one) or calling them to find out.
 

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<a href="http://www.ontarioaidsnetwork.on.ca/ohip.htm" target="_blank">http://www.ontarioaidsnetwork.on.ca/ohip.htm</a><br><br><a href="http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/program/ohip/ohipfaq_dt.html" target="_blank">http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/...hipfaq_dt.html</a><br><br>
I hope those two help you out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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