Health cards are cards that you MUST have to access any health services including emergency/urgent care, clinics, eye care, dental, and immunization.
The Health Card contains all of your personal information such as your name, birth date, your 6-digit family or person's registration number, plus your 9-digit Personal Health Identification Number (PHIN). The PHIN is what you usually need to use to identify your personal health info.
To apply for a health card you must:
- Be a Canadian citizen, resident, or a work permit holder (and their spouse/children)
- Have a permanent residence (house/apartment) in Manitoba,
- Stay (physically) in Manitoba for at least six months in a calendar year
You can also visit their building (which is faster) at 300 Carlton Street.
You can also reach them at:
Toll Free: 1-800-392-1207
Deaf Access Line TTY/TDD: 204-774-8618
If you're outside Winnipeg:1-800-855-0511
Email: [email protected]
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