ATTENTION MANITOBA RESIDENTS - IN-PERSON REGISTRATION SERVICES DURING COVID-19:

The in-person Registration and Client Services Office at 300 Carlton St., Winnipeg will be temporarily closed to the public to support social distancing efforts.

Please be assured that staff will continue to register residents for Manitoba health coverage through email, phone, fax and mail. 

Please contact our office at the following:

Phone: 204-786-7101; toll free:1-800-392-1207
TDD/TTY:  204-774-8618
TDD/TTY Relay Service outside Winnipeg:  711 or 1-800-855-0511Fax: 204-783-2171
Fax:  204-783-2171
Email: insuredben@gov.mb.ca
Mail: 300 Carlton St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3M9

A new or updated Manitoba Health card will be mailed to your address within 7 to 10 business days.

Should you require emergency health services while your card is being sent, please contact our office and your Manitoba Health card numbers can be provided to you by phone or email.


Manitoba Health Card - Registration Form (eForm)

This form is used for the following purposes:

  • When moving to Manitoba from another Canadian Province or Territory
  • When moving to Manitoba from outside of Canada as a:
    • Canadian citizen
    • Permanent Resident
    • Work Permit holder and their dependants
    • Study Permit holder and their dependants
  • When being discharged from the Armed Services or a federal institution
CLICK HERE to open the Manitoba Health Card - Registration Form (eForm)
(Please use Internet Explorer. This form cannot be opened with a mobile device).

This is a "Fill and Print" form that must be completed online, then printed and forwarded to Manitoba Health via mail, fax, or e-mail for processing.


Troubleshooting

Q: Can I complete the forms using my smart phone?
A: No. The version of Adobe reader used on smart phones is incompatible with the electronic forms.

Q: Why won’t the form open?
A: Check what version of the Acrobat Reader you are using. You will require Version 9.0 or higher. Download the latest Acrobat Reader from the Adobe site.

Q: Can I save the completed PDF form without losing data?
A: No, unless your computer has the full version of Adobe Acrobat. The Acrobat Reader (Free software) does not have the ability to save completed forms.

Q: How do I check what version of Adobe Reader I am using?
A: Open Adobe Reader, click on 'Help' from the menu bar and then click on 'About Adobe Acrobat'.

Q: Can I save the blank form?
A: Yes, you can save the blank form. However, we discourage you to do so. This form site is dynamic and it changes on a regular basis. We recommend that you complete the form directly from the website each time to ensure that you are using the most current version. To save a blank copy of the form, open the link, go to File, Save As.

Q: Once the form is completed and printed to whom do I mail the form?
A: The Application Form, along with the required documentation, can be mailed, faxed or emailed to:

Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
Insured Benefits Branch

300 Carlton Street
Winnipeg MB  R3B 3M9
CANADA
Phone: 204-786-7101 Toll Free: 1-800-392-1207
Fax: 204-783-2171 Toll Free: 1-866-608-2983
TDD (Hearing Impaired): 204-774-8618
Email insuredben@gov.mb.ca

Q: The Verification Code (also known as a Captcha) appears in capital letters, however it will only allow me to enter lower case letters. Can I still submit the form?
A: Yes. In lower case letters, enter the code that appears and select validate to submit the form.

Q: I am using an Apple computer and I am unable to view the form.
A: You may encounter an error if you are using an Apple computer to view the form. This is caused by the PDF being automatically opened by the Apple app “Preview.app” instead of Adobe Reader. To change it to Adobe Reader, please follow the steps below:

  1. Download the latest version of Adobe Reader here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
  2. Set it as the default PDF viewer by starting the application Adobe Reader. You should get the following message “Adobe Reader is currently not configured to be the default application for pdf files. Would you like to make pdf files open with Adobe Reader instead of Preview?” - > Click “Yes”.
  3. Shut down all instances of your browser and re-launch it.

Disclaimer

The purpose for which this information is being collected is to enable Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living to provide you with health coverage and/or service. If you require any further information about the collection of this information, please do not hesitate to contact a Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living representative at:

204-786-7101
(toll free:  1-800-392-1207)

If you move to Manitoba from another province or territory in Canada, you may receive health care benefits (except personal care home benefits) from the first day of the third month after arrival. Until then you should maintain coverage with the health insurance plan of your previous home province or territory.

If you move to Manitoba from another country, you may receive health care benefits (except personal care home benefits) from the first day of your arrival provided you have the appropriate documentation, i.e., permanent resident status, proof of Canadian Citizenship if Returning Canadian, et cetera.

Eligibility for coverage is subject to The Health Services Insurance Act and Regulations.

For more information please contact:

The in-person Registration and Client Services Office at 300 Carlton St., Winnipeg will be temporarily closed to the public to support social distancing efforts.  Services will be available by telephone or email.  More information can be obtained here.


Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
Insured Benefits Branch

300 Carlton Street
Winnipeg MB  R3B 3M9
CANADA

Phone Numbers:

Voice:  204-786-7101
Toll Free:  1-800-392-1207
Fax:  204-783-2171
Deaf Access Line TTY/TDD:  204-774-8618

Residents within the province from outside Winnipeg:
Deaf Access Line TTY/TDD:
Call the Manitoba Relay Service at 711 or 1-800-855-0511 to reach the above number.

Questions?  E-mail the Insured Benefits Branch

Residents should carry their registration certificate (Manitoba Health card) at all times to present when they or their dependents require health services.