Our clinic offers after hours services for urgent issues to our registered patients.
This service is intended as a way to avoid unnecessary visits to urgent care and walk in clinics:
- As part of a FHO, we are funded by OHIP to offer you these services to reduce unneeded tests and treatments. Using a walk-in or urgent care clinic, results in OHIP penalizing us financially each time you see a doctor that we did not refer you to.
- The after hours clinic allows the treating doctor to have access to your chart, and your own doctor to see exactly what happened at the visit, including any tests or follow-ups that are required. This helps reduce lost tests and follow up visits (that are often done via telephone).
This system is both in your best interest and Ontario’s healthcare, as it reduces unneeded tests, antibiotic use and allows your doctor to receive all reports in a timely manner. It also reduces your wait time, as a specific appointments time will be given to you.
As always, please dial 9-1-1 or attend your nearest emergency department for life-threatening problems.