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Nurse Practitioners not covered by OHIP

Updated: Feb 29

Ontario clinic’s direct billing highlights grey area around nurse practitioners

By Don Mitchell Global News

Posted February 13, 2024



A Hamilton, Ont., clinic boasting short wait times for primary care and charging patients straight away insists its model underscores a great need for health services in the community.


Holistic Solutions NP in Ancaster has been operating for roughly a month now, using nurse practitioners (NP) who have training to diagnose and prescribe for simple illnesses and know-how to tackle advanced needs like ordering and interpreting laboratory tests.


However, the entity isn’t billing its clients the traditional way, through the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), due to an apparent ill-defined area around Canada’s publicly-funded health insurance policy.




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