Registered Dietitian fees are not covered under OHIP, However, you may be covered by your extended employment or private health insurance plans. Extended plans can cover full for partial costs for the appointment. Payment is required prior to service, you will be provided with a receipt that you can submit to your health insurance plan for reimbursement. Credit cards and e- transfers are accepted. You will be charged 100% for your missed appointment or cancelation with less than 24 hours.
Referrals are not required to book an appointment; however, some extended health insurers may require a physician’s referral for coverage of a Registered Dietitian. It is recommended that you check with your insurer prior to attending your first appointment.
As we get further into the legalization of cannabis in Canada it is getting easier to find reputable cannabis. In Ontario you can browse and purchase right from your house from the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS.ca). Due to Covid restrictions you are now required to pick it up at the post office and show Proof of Age to get your package. Many store are popping up all over the country, specifically Ontario, BC, Alberta and Quebec. Store that sell cannabis must be licenced by the province’s Alcohol and Gaming Commission, in the same way you need a licence to sell alcohol.
When you buy from the regulated online or in person stores through your province (and that is the only place you should be buying from), there are strict guidelines for packaging. All packaging must be labeled as THC and have childproof packaging. Always keep your Cannabis out of reach and hidden, if you require an extra layer of protection, keep it in the childproof packaging in the hard to reach cabinet or drawer (Even I have had difficulty figuring out how to open some packages).
Not at this time, there isn’t enough evidence to suggest that it is either harmful or not harmful to your baby either through the placenta or breastmilk. However, this is a great time to start to think about options for when you can safely return to using cannabis and I can help give the information you need to make an informed choice.