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Uninsured Services

The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) pays physicians for medically necessary services provided to patients seen in the office/hospital etc. You may require some services that are not paid for under OHIP - these are considered Uninsured Services.  Examples include, but are not limited to:

  •     Telephone prescription renewals - your doctor will provide you with enough medication to last you until he/she feels 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 - phone advice from a physician at the request of a patient to discuss symptoms or concerns, request advice or seek treatment is considered an uninsured service.
  •     Transfer of records.
  •     Drivers' physicals.
  •     Employment physicals.
  •     Children's camp physicals.
  •     Newborn circumcision.
  •     Removal of some moles/cysts.
  •     Completion of forms and certificates.

For your convenience, services not covered by OHIP can be paid for by cash, cheque, debit/Interac, MasterCard or VISA.