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The family registration number on the Manitoba health card is about to include a letter in its 6-digit code.

This small change will allow the Manitoba healthcare system to keep options open for the growing population in the province. 

The change will be seen on any cards issued after March 1st, 2023.

Manitoba Health has also worked to reduce processing times for people who need new or replacement health cards. The backlog created by the pandemic is now eliminated and most new application requests are handled within a four-week window.