You must renew your Health Insurance Card before it expires. Otherwise, you will have to pay for any services covered under the Québec Health Insurance Plan that you receive and then apply for a reimbursement once your card has been renewed. To renew a card that has been expired for more than 6 months, you will have to pay a fee of $25, in addition to the cost for having your photo taken.
You should receive the form entitled Renewal Notice 3 months before your card expires. If you are newly registered with the Health Insurance Plan and age 18 or over, you will receive the form 45 days before your card expires.
If you are temporarily staying in Québec (for study, work, or internship purposes), you are eligible for the plan until the planned end of your stay and you will not receive a renewal notice. You must inform us if you decide to extend your stay in Québec.