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.