Although it is not covered by OHIP at this time, naturopathic services may be covered by extended healthcare plans. Please check with your insurance provider today. We don’t take insurance, so all payments will be received upfront and a receipt will be given so that you can submit it to receive your reimbursement from your insurance provider. Naturopathic medical care can be included on your income tax deductions as an eligible medical expense.
Your first visit will be a lengthy visit (1 hours) where a thorough medical history will be obtained. This visit will include conversation about your goals of treatment as well. Potential approaches will be discussed and any necessary lab work will be recommended. Some simple recommendations may be given at the end of the first visit, but a detailed treatment plan will come after labs have come in, physical exams have been performed and there has been time to thoughtfully consider your health concerns. At the second visit a physical exam will be performed, the findings that could be contributing to your health concerns will be discussed, and a detailed treatment plan will be explained. This visit is usually 1 hour in length. Follow up visits will be scheduled accordingly. The frequency of your visits will depend on the complexity of your health concerns.
Unfortunately lab work recommended by ND’s is not covered by OHIP, not even basic labs. Sometimes your ND will refer you back to your MD to have lab work done. You have a right to all your medical records though, so if you’ve had recent blood work done, always ask for copies of your labs so you can bring them to your visits.
Since naturopathic medicine works to build the body’s innate ability to heal, chronic illnesses tend to benefit greatly. Most acute conditions will benefit as well. However, if you have an emergency always go to your local emergency department or call 911.