Travel and Chronic Kidney Disease

If travelling is in your future, please give special consideration to OHIP coverage and to travel insurance.

If you are an Ontario resident and eligible for OHIP, the cost of necessary medical coverage when travelling is important to consider. To find out what health care provisions are paid for by your OHIP please review the Service Ontario website. You will find information detailing OHIP eligibility, what costs are covered for out or province travel and what costs are not covered by OHIP. There are also recommendations about private medical insurance:

“You are strongly advised to purchase additional health insurance every time you leave Canada to cover any expenses in excess of the limited funding provided by OHIP.”

The Kidney Foundation of Canada publishes a document called “Insurance Tips for People with Kidney Disease

If you are close to needing dialysis treatment please refer to our travel and dialysis section for further details.