Frequently Asked Questions:

What Education and training do naturopathic doctors receive?

Naturopathic doctors are required to have a minimum of 7 years post secondary education. The naturopathic medical program is a full time four year program consisting of 4200 hours of training, including 1500 hours of clinical internship. To become licensed, naturopathic doctors must successfully complete 2 sets of North American standardized licensing examinations, as well as continue their medical education through courses to maintain licensure.

Is Naturopathic medicine covered by OHIP?

Naturopathic doctors are not currently covered by OHIP, however most extended health care plans do provide coverage. Check with your insurance providers for specific details about your coverage.

What should I expect on my first visit?

Your first appointment will be approximately 1 hour long, where the naturopathic doctor will take a thorough health history, perform a screening physical exam, and review lab results where necessary. This in-depth assessment is very important in order to formulate an individualized treatment plan that is both effective, and fits in with your lifestyle.

The second visit will consist of your ND gathering more health information, reviewing the treatments provided on your first visit, discussing future treatment options, as well as answering any questions you may have.

How often will I need to come back to see my ND?

Follow up visits are important to ensure that short term and long term goals are being met, as well as to assess the need for changes in recommendations throughout the course of treatment. The frequency and duration of follow up visits are also individualized, and will be scheduled as needed.

What methods of payment are accepted?

Methods of payment accepted include cash, cheque, interac, Mastercard and VISA. We currently do not offer direct billing to your insurance provider.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

For rescheduling or cancellations, please provide at least 24 hours notice. Any cancellations with less than the required notice will be charged the full price of a visit.