Updating health card
Some life changes that could impact your status and AHCIP coverage are: Students temporarily absent from Alberta for the purpose of attending an accredited educational institute, who intend to return to Alberta after completing their studies, should maintain their AHCIP coverage.Confirmation of enrolment is required and will be required each year the student is absent.* Students temporarily absent from Alberta for the purpose of attending an accredited educational institute, who intend to return to Alberta after completing their studies, may maintain their AHCIP coverage.If a replacement is required because the name, birth date or gender on a Care Card needs to be changed, call Health Insurance BC toll free first. We get older, maybe get married (or divorced), have children, study, retire, move, etc..The magnetic stripe on the back contains only the information printed on the front of the card and your personal health number (PHN).This stripe on the back allows the Care Card to be read electronically.The fastest way to get a replacement Alberta Health Card is to call Alberta Health directly by phoning 780 427-1432. Separated partners may choose to remain on the same account or to be registered separately.
The letters will be sent in the fall and can be faxed, mailed or taken to an authorized registry agent office before November 30 of that year to ensure continuous coverage.
We may photocopy the documents if the clerk is not able to process your Health Care at the counter.
These photocopies are destroyed securely in our office once your application is complete. If you don’t have any of the required documents below, please call us at 403 272-5513 to discuss acceptable alternatives or to make a plan to get the documents you need.
If your situation is an emergency, please let us know – in certain cases we may be able to provide a temporary card on the spot. married partners and dependent children) must be included on the same account.
Therefore, if you are arriving from outside of Alberta and your spouse or parent is already covered under Alberta Health, you will actually add yourself to their account. Generally speaking, if you are new to Canada and arriving directly to Alberta, your Alberta Health coverage will begin immediately.