PRACTICE INFORMATION

I am a psychiatrist providing OHIP-covered mental health care to adults in downtown Toronto.
Please note that I am not accepting new patients.
The office will be closed from June 19 to August 25, 2017.

REFERRALS
A referral letter from a family doctor is not required.
A brief screening interview by phone may be required before scheduling a first appointment.

OFFICE LOCATION
The office is on the main floor at 644 Richmond St West.  (MAP)
The office is close to stops on the Queen and Bathurst streetcar routes.

OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday to Thursday, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm, by appointment only.
Sessions are not done by phone or other media.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The first appointment is a psychiatric assessment and usually takes 90 minutes.
Recommendations can include psychotherapy, medication, lifestyle changes and referrals to other services.
Psychotherapy appointments are usually once a week for 45 minutes.

OHIP COVERAGE & MISSED APPOINTMENTS
Office visits are covered by OHIP if you have a valid Ontario Health Card.
Missed appointments are not covered by OHIP, regardless of the reason.
There is a $60.00 charge for appointments missed or cancelled without 24 hours notice.
Treatment is stopped after 3 missed or cancelled appointments.

EXCLUSIONS
Assessments for legal or insurance matters are not done here.
Prescriptions for stimulants, opiates, cannabis and mood-stabilizers are not provided here.

CONFIDENTIALITY
Information discussed here is confidential unless you sign a consent for release of information.
Exceptions to confidentiality include situations where there is an immediate threat to physical safety or child welfare.

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION
My professional registration details can be found here.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
In case of risk to life or personal safety, call 911 or go to the emergency department of your nearest hospital.
Crisis services are available at:
Toronto Distress Centres 416-408-4357
Gerstein Centre 416-929-5200
CAMH Emergency Department 416-535-8501

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