Patients can now pay for their block fee online!
We are all very fortunate in this country to have access to good health care paid for by the Ministry of Health through our taxes. As our population ages, the cost of healthcare continues to rise, and as a result, there are more and more services that are not covered by the Ministry. They require significant time and resources to administer.
The demand for these uninsured services has increased exponentially in the past few years. In the face of rising office expenses and government restrictions, we are unable to provide the services free of charge. Therefore, payment of these services has become the responsibility of the patient or the agency requesting the service. Examples of such services include sick notes, prescription refills by fax/phone, and various forms.
Patients have the choice to pay for uninsured services individually or, as preferred by many patients, sign up for our Annual Block Fee.
If preferred, patients can also pay for the Annual Block Fee in our office by cheque, cash, credit, debit, or by phone with credit card. Please do not mail cash.
A copy of block fee guidelines as established by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario can by found on their website www.cpso.on.ca