Validating an OHIP Health Card
Health Card Validation (HCV) service is free healthcare validation system which enables health care providers and other clients to determine patient eligibility and the validity of an Ontario health card. Our system can validate the version code provided.
The HCV (Health Card Validation) messages populate based on a live connection with the Ministry's health card database.
When the system populates a message indicating the version code or health card is 'invalid', you will have to contact your patient to obtain the updated version code. Submitting a claim with an invalid code will be rejected with an error code "EH2 - Invalid version code".
The Ministry of Health does not provide updated version codes through the HCV feature.
Once in a while, you may find that the HCV system is offline. This is usually due to maintenance and it's only for a short period of time. Unfortunately, in this case, you will need to wait until the system comes back online. The linked article has more details.