The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) covers most medically necessary treatment. Services that OHIP does not cover are referred to as “uninsured services”. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Ambulance trips to the hospital
  • Orthopedic supplies (casts, crutches etc.)
  • Delisted procedures (newborn circumcision, mole/skin tag removal etc.)
  • Telephone prescription renewals. Your doctor will provide you with enough medication to last you until they feel you need to have a follow-up appointment in the office. Requests for renewals, either from the patient directly or from the pharmacy, are considered uninsured services.
  • Telephone consultation. This is phone advice from a physician at your request to discuss your symptoms or concerns, request advice, or seek treatment.
  • Transfer or release of medical records.
  • Employment physical.
  • Completion of forms and certificates.

For your convenience, services not covered by OHIP can be paid for by cheque, debit, MasterCard, Visa, or Amex.