What you need to know...
The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) provides coverage for a vast majority of physician services; however, there are some services that are not covered.
Physicians are please to offer these valuable services; however, the responsibility for payment lies with the patient or the third party requesting the service.
Quality health care, medical advice and timely access are priorities that Ontario's physicians intend to honour. Speak with your physician for more information about other health care services that are not covered by OHIP.
EXAMPLES OF SERVICES NOT COVERED BY OHIP
Routine eye examinations for patients 20-64 yrs of age
Examinations/diagnostic tests necessary to satisfy requirements requested by employers, insurance companies, government agencies, etc.
Prescription renewals without a visit
Travel medicine advice and services for travelling outside of Canada
Telephone advice if initiated by the patient
Cosmetic procedures and related examinations and diagnostic tests
Completion of Forms and Medical Records
Federal government forms
Certificates for the purpose of travel, immigration, employment, etc.
Driver's/aviation medical exam and other licensing forms/certificates
Insurance forms, reports and certificates, such as:
Insurance medical examination reports
Completion of work and school related forms/notes, such as:
Sick or back - to -work notes
Admission to day care/schools/recreational
Employer requested reports/forms (e.g., form physicals)
Copying medical records, reports and letters at the patient's request
Transfer or summary of medical records at the patient's request
Missed appointments without sufficient notice
A block fee is defined as an optional flat fee charged by a physician for a predetermined set of services not covered by OHIP for a specific period of time. Not all physicians of a block fee due to the nature of their practice and charge for each uninsured service when rendered. Speak to your physician for more information on block fees.
Please note that some exceptions may apply.