Where to register for AHCIP

Fort McMurray residents

Albertans are not denied medical attention in an emergency because you are not able to provide an Alberta Personal Health Card. In most cases, you may be asked to show photo identification and current address information to prove your identity.

  • To get a replacement card, call 780-427-1432, or toll-free at 310-0000 then 780-427-1432.

Register

Albertans can register for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) and update their information for FREE at authorized registry agent offices across the province at no cost (free).  See the list of authorized registry agents.

  1. Download the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan Coverage application form (Form AHC0102) or pick up the form at a registry agent office.
  2. Complete the AHCIP application form and bring it into the registry agent office along with your supporting documents. Processing time can take up to 5 days.

You can also make updates to your information including changes to name, address, marital status, date of birth and adding or removing coverage for a dependant (for free). Read more about status changes.

Find an authorized registry agent near you

Some registry agents can help you with AHCIP registration and changes for FREE. AMA only provides services to their members.

Questions and answers about registry agents

1. Can an authorized registry agent provide me with a personal health care card?

  • Registry agents can only process the AHCIP application and request the card through Alberta Health. All cards are mailed directly to you from Alberta Health at the address that is currently on file. 
  • For more information contact the AHCIP office  

2. Is my personal medical information accessible to the registry agent staff?

  • The staff at registry agent offices do not have access to any medical information, including medical records.

3. How secure is my personal information at the Alberta registry agent offices?

  • Your personal information is safe. Registry agents are subject to strict legislative, contractual and policy requirements that protect the security and release of Albertans’ information.

4. What documents do I need to bring with me when I apply for coverage?