The name on your Ontario health care card must be changed in person. Attend any Service Ontario office with your current health card and your original certificate. Take your driver’s licence if you want to change the name on your driver’s licence at the same time.
Applicants must complete the ‘Ontario Change of Information form’, which can be downloaded from our site via the link below, or else pick this form up at a Service Ontario branch when you go into change names. If you have not yet upgraded to a photo card, you must show additional identification documents. Check the Service Ontario website for a comprehensive list.
You must have proof of your new name. This varies based on your reason for changing names. It may be your marriage certificate, legal name change certificate or amended birth certificate. If you are separated then take your marriage and birth certificate. If divorced, take your divorce decree. See our dedicated section on getting your Ontario marriage certificate, or else download the application form along with all your other name change paperwork below.
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