Changes to #OHIP funding creates more clinic access

CORNWALL – The Ontario government has made it a little easier for patients looking for physiotherapy to receive the help they need without having to deal with private insurance companies. OHIP announced patients will now have access to OHIP funded physiotherapy services in 24 pt Health physiotherapy clinics across Ontario.

Cornwall Physiotherapy on South Branch Road has always been an OHIP funded clinic and clinic director Amanda Peltsch said it was changes to the way OHIP funded physiotherapy services that made the impact.

“With the changes that happened in August, other clinics were able to apply for contracts to provide OHIP services,” said Peltsch, “We were already one of the original OHIP providers, so we automatically were granted a contract. We are allocated a certain amount of episodes of care to apply to OHIP clients.”

Peltsch said now any physiotherapy clinic in Ontario can apply for the OHIP contracts.

“That’s why we are seeing more OHIP providers,” she said.

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