UNINSURED SERVICES INFORMATION
As your family doctors, we endeavor to provide the highest level of primary care to you and your family. Our focus is on delivering medically necessary services covered by OHIP. However, not all services requested of physicians are covered by OHIP. And, increasingly, we are being asked to provide more of these non-OHIP services. This has resulted in a marked increase in our workload and in the cost of running our office.
While we have not been billing for these non-OHIP insured services for the past two years, we are obliged to resume billing for them now to help us manage the requests for non-OHIP insured services. Effective September 1st, 2022 we will resume billing you directly for uninsured services. The fees we will be charging are set out on the attached schedule and are in accordance with the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) guidelines.
Accordingly, you will have the option to either:
Pay for each uninsured service at the time of request and prior to its delivery; or
Pay an annual block fee of $125 per individual/$200 family (up to 4 people living in the same household) which will cover most of these uninsured services.
The annual block fee will provide you with coverage for the most common uninsured services such as prescription renewals outside of an appointment; doctor's notes; missed appointments and several other items set out on the attached list. The block fee is designed to be a reasonable amount relative to individual service costs; to save you the inconvenience of dealing with individual bills and delays for each individual service; and to help manage the administrative costs of collecting for uninsured services.
If you wish to pay the block fee, please fill the attached form and return it to the office either by fax/email/mail or in person. Alternatively, you may also email and e-transfer to, email@example.com, please ensure your name and date of birth are on the notes or you may call the office with your credit card information.
** Special Note on Prescription Renewals. Prescription renewals outside of a doctor’s appointment are very commonly requested both by patients and their pharmacies. Please note that your doctor has provided you enough medication to last you until your next recommended appointment. We encourage you to bring your medications to each appointment so your doctor can review them and renew them as needed at the appointment. Should you run out, your pharmacy has the option to bridge most of your medications until you are able to see your doctor again. The pharmacy is not required to get authorization from your doctor.
If you or your pharmacist request prescription renewals outside an appointment, the applicable fee will be charged to you, unless you have paid the annual block fee.
With best regards,
Dr. R Martins, Dr. J Masgoret, Dr. M Fomina-Nazarova, Dr. S Chung Midtown Medical