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or call 416 782 6111 with one of the following extensions:
Dr. Yoel Abells, ext. 119
Dr. Orli Goldberg, ext. 119
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein, ext. 121
Dr. David Altman, ext. 125
Dr. Stephen Cord, ext. 125
Dr. Carol McGowan, ext. 125
Dr. Nicole Shievitz, ext. 125
Dr. Dara Abells, ext. 125
Dr. Christina Fisher, ext. 126
Dr. Robert Kingstone, ext. 126
Please briefly advise us of the reason for your visit so that we may book the appropriate amount of time for you. Note that our physicians are able to address one problem per visit. If you have multiple complaints, you will be asked to book an additional appointment.
We will make every effort to ensure that you see your regular physician for your appointment. In the event that no appointments are available with your doctor and the problem is of an urgent nature, we recommend that you see one of our physicians at our Walk-In clinic between 1 and 3 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Please do not save problems or urgent issues for this visit. Make an appointment to be seen sooner for specific or urgent concerns.
We are pleased to provide the laboratory service to our patients. Note the lab is exclusively for patients of Forest Hill Family Health Centre.
The following is a table of approximate turnaround times for test results. Please note the all turnaround times are subject to change.
|Diagnostic Imaging (mammogram, bone density, x-ray, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, fluoroscopy)||7-14 business days|
|Lab Results – Routine||7-14 business days|
|Lab Results- Public Health (e.g. HIV, STDs, VDRL, prenatal tests)||14-30 business days|
|MRI/CT Results||4-6 weeks|
|Paps, Biopsies||4-6 weeks|
The government continues to cut back on medical services that were previously covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP). At the same time, there has been an overwhelming rise in the amount of paperwork (forms, letters etc.). With the ever-increasing rise in costs of operating a family practice, we find that we can no longer absorb these costs because these services involve significant material costs and are very time consuming. For example, the renewal of prescriptions by telephone or fax without an office visit requires review of the file, file entries and communication with the pharmacies.
To address this issue, we introduced a fee schedule for these services. There are two ways through which you may wish to deal with these fees. To provide peace of mind to you, and in order to minimize administrative costs of billing each service individually, we ask that you consider paying an annual fee. This fee does not cover certain items such as legal letters and missed appointments. However, it does cover many services that are important to your health care management yet are not covered by OHIP. Alternatively, if you do not choose to accept the annual coverage program, you can pay for individual services at the time that these are provided.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding any issue or policy, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Gail DeSimone Rizzi, our Clinic Manager, or your physician.