It’s official: you can skip the long lineups and general hassle because Ontario is now allowing people to renew OHIP cards online.

The province is looking to modernize the way it delivers some of its services and in the process make things way more convenient for people.

To apply for a health card online you need a valid driver’s license to verify your identity, you need to have to have lived at your current address for at least 90 days prior to renewing, and to keep all of your other personal details the same.

Individuals can still choose to renew their health card in-person at nearly 300 ServiceOntario centres located across Ontario. Many are open on weekends and evenings and some allow you to skip the line by making an appointment. There is no fee to renew a health card either online or in-person.

Renew your health card online by visiting