The Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) is jointly sponsored by the OFA and the AKC Canine Health Foundation. CHIC is a centralized canine health database that recognizes dogs that have had health screening done in accordance with a parent club recommended protocol. The OFA administers the program, and assigns CHIC numbers to dogs that meet their breed specific requirements.

In collaboration with VetGen DNA Laboratory, the OFA offers a registry of our DNA disease test results for the purpose of obtaining these CHIC numbers. When requested by the owner, VetGen will forward these results automatically to the OFA/CHIC. OFA/CHIC registry requests through VetGen are half priced at $7.50 per test. These fees for registration of results may be included with the DNA sample or may be paid once the test results are received. Payment may be by visa/mastercard or a check made out to VetGen. VetGen will then forward the registration fee and test results to the OFA/CHIC.

At the request of the OFA these results and fees are submitted to the OFA once per month between the 15th and 20th. The OFA then posts them on their site typically within two weeks. The OFA does issue OFA numbers for these electronic registrations, but does not print and mail a certificate.