Vina Medical Centre
Every day our office receives hundreds of faxes from pharmacies, hospitals, lawyers, insurance companies. We will review each one but it will take time. You are responsible to ensure that you have enough medication until your next appointment. In general, we WILL NOT REFILL by fax narcotics (certain sleeping pills, morphine-based medications), antibiotics or medications that are meant to be used for short term. Long-term medications may be refilled unless a followup visit, checkup, blood test monitoring is required. We are charged by the EMR for faxes and it takes doctor's time to review them. OHIP DOES NOT COVER med refills.
REQUEST FOR "NO SUB". Requests for "no sub" that require us to print out the prescription, hand write the "no sub", rescan it into our emr and then refax will incur a $15 fee.
Chart copies fees:
1. entire chart copy is $40 including CD regardless of how many pages. Mailing costs are extra depending on location.
2. copies of normal tests results. 0-10pages $5. More than 10pages same as entire chart copy.
QUEBEC PATIENTS HAVE TO PAY UPFRONT.
A form will be filled to have the Quebec government reimburse you.
Fees: Regular visit Mon-Fri $40 Sat $50. Checkup $70
Patients who cannot come to their appointments are required to cancel 24hrs before their appointment. Patient can cancel by talking to the secretary or leaving message on voicemail before 815am on day of appointment. A $40 no show fee will be charged if cancellations are not made if on a weekday and $50 if on a weekend. If booking for checkup and patient does not show up, a $50 no show fee will be charged on a weekday and $60 if on a weekend. New patients who do not show up to their appointments, a $60 charge will be applied. We reserve the right to close your file for repeat offenders to make room for other people on the wait list.
All requests for written reports require prepayment before the report will be written. The amount will be discussed with the patient after the doctor review what is required in the report. We are required to do this because there have been too many instances where reports are written and no payment was received from the requesting party.