To help us serve you better, please take a moment to read the following information about the clinic and policies.
To help us stay on schedule and minimize wait times, please arrive on time for your appointment and ensure that you ask the receptionist to book extra time (if needed).
Unexpected emergencies may arise and cause delays. Please be patient if this happens.
The objectives of this visit are for us to become acquainted with one another, to review your health history and the health history of your family and go over the clinic policies.
This visit is dedicated to doing a comprehensive health review and physical exam.
If you call in and need to be seen urgently (for example, if you are too sick), please tell the receptionist and we will do our very best to accommodate you with a same-day appointment.
We do not issue reminder calls. If for some reason you forget your appointment time, please feel free to call ahead of the day of your appointment and we can confirm the exact time.
We do not tolerate rude and abusive behaviour towards clinic staff. This may result in your dismissal from the practice.
Whenever possible, we ask our patients to avoid the use of other walk-in clinics, as they do not have your medical history and do not send reports to our office. Your Physician has opened up extra after-hours slots to provide you with access and options so that you can conveniently access one of our physicians in the HealthSource Family Health Organization. If you call our office with an emergency and your Physician is not available, every effort will be made for you to see another Physician in the clinic. Note: If you decide to go to a walk-in instead, the Ministry of Health will notify your Physician and your access to after-hours care in the clinic may be revoked.
If you have a more serious problem, such as chest pain or a suspected stroke, please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department.
Appointments not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance are charged to the patient at a rate of $40 plus HST for regular visits and $60 plus HST for physicals. This is a clinic-wide policy that applies to all patients.
Some services are not covered by OHIP. The payment for these is your responsibility and are subject to HST. The clinic also offers a yearly Block Fee which covers a majority of uninsured services. Kindly review the list of uninsured services available at the front reception or inquire with your physician.
It is common that you may be given a Third Party Medical Report request for your physician to complete. These forms are usually for Short/Long Term Disability or Applications for Life/Disability Insurance, amongst other reasons.
These services are not insured by OHIP and are either paid for by the Third Party or the responsibility of the patient.
Per the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) your physician has either 45 or 60 days to complete these requests (Depending on nature of Form/Request. Your physician may be able to complete these forms sooner at their discretion/availability.
If your request must be completed in a shorter interval you will be charged a Rush Fee, starting at $50 but may be higher depending on time provided to complete the form(s).
If you will be unable to attend clinic due to weather (e.g. large snowstorm), please contact office as soon as you know you will not be able to attend.
Cancellations due to inclement weather are exempt from our cancellation policy.
1.Most appointments will be done by phone or video conferencing. Only select appointments will be done in person, which include:
For In-person appointments you must come to the office with your own mask if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive COVID-19 test.
2. When necessary to attend appointment in person, we ask that you bring a maximum of 1 other person with you to limit the number of individuals in the office.
3. If you are feeling ill, you may complete this online symptom checker: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
Given the current pandemic Doctors may be required to assist critical medical services including additional shifts at LACGH and/or COVID Assessment Centre. This may result in last minute cancellations of your scheduled appointments. We appreciate your understanding.