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Can you see a gynecologist without a referral in Ontario?

Can you see a gynecologist without a referral in Ontario?

In Canada, to see a OB GYN, you need a referral from your family doctor or General Practitioner (GP), walk-in doctor or specialist. The reason you need a referral is that your first line of defense is your family doctor (GP or walk-in doctor), as they have your detailed medical history on file.

Do I need a referral to see a gynecologist in Toronto?

You do need a referral to see almost any kind of specialist in Canada, including a gynaecologist.

Is a gynecologist covered by OHIP?

Do I need a referral to see a gynecologist? Yes. Since appointments are covered by OHIP, you’ll need a referral from your healthcare practitioner and a valid OHIP card to speak to a gynecologist on Maple.

When should I see a gynecologist in Ontario?

Although most people won’t need to begin Pap screening for cervical cancer until around the age of 21, it is still recommended that you attend your first gynecologist visit earlier, usually between the ages of 13 and 16, regardless of whether you have started your transition, menstruating or are sexually active.

Will my doctor refer me to a gynecologist?

If you wish to be referred to a specialist in a particular field, such as a surgeon or a gynaecologist (a specialist in the female reproductive system), you should see the GP you’re registered with. This is because all your medical records are held by that surgery.

How do you get referred to a gynecologist?

Referral details A letter of referral from a GP to the gynaecology consultants is needed in order to get an initial appointment with us, unless being referred from the accident and emergency unit. All GP referrals need to register in the accident and emergency department before attending the emergency gynaecology unit.

When should a girl first go to the gynecologist?

between ages 13 and 15
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends girls have their first gynecologic visit between ages 13 and 15.

How long does it take to get referred to a gynecologist?

This will usually be within 2 weeks but it can take longer. For urgent referrals, you’ll be contacted within 1 week.

Can I ask my doctor to refer me to a gynecologist?

Is pelvic ultrasound covered by OHIP?

Yes. OHIP insures a number of physician and laboratory services delivered to support natural conception. Ultrasounds and blood work as part of cycle monitoring in support of natural cycles can be submitted in a claim to OHIP for payment.

Can you go to the gyno on your period?

You can definitely proceed as planned and go to your appointment. “You can go to the gynecologist while on your period,” says Felice Gersh, MD, author of “PCOS SOS: A Gynecologist’s Lifeline to Naturally Restore Your Rhythms, Hormones and Happiness.” “It shouldn’t impact the appointment very much at all,” she says.

Why is the general gynecology clinic temporarily paused accepting new referrals?

Due to the high volume of new referrals and one year wait time for an appointment, the general gynecology clinic has temporary paused accepting new referrals until September 1, 2022 in order to ensure patients receive timely access to quality care.

Why Choose Women’s College Hospital for gynecology?

The Gynecology Program at Women’s College Hospital offers care in an interprofessional team of physicians, surgeons, nurses and nurse clinicians. Referrals must be made by hospital-based physicians, family practitioners or specialists.

Who is the obstetrician at University of Toronto?

Dr. Kirkham is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto. She is an obstetrician and pediatric, adolescent, and adult gynecologist at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Women’s College Hospital. Dr.

What is the general gynecology program?

The general gynecology program serves as a resource for women with a variety of benign medical and surgical conditions requiring short-term gynecologic care. Referrals to this program are triaged for appropriateness; priority will be given to conditions benefiting from medical or ambulatory gynecology procedures.