For residents of Ontario who have a valid health insurance card, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) pays for hospital and medical services, with some exceptions. The items not covered by OHIP include:
- Preferred accommodation: semi-private and private rooms telephone and television services
- Ambulance fees: all users must pay a co-payment for ambulance trips to the hospital
- Items taken from the hospital such as crutches, canes, and abdominal binders
- Uninsured services such as circumcisions for newborns, removal of certain moles and cysts, cosmetic surgery, and any other de-listed services determined by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
For uninsured patients, (no OHIP) hospital and physician fees are charged directly. A daily room rate covers meals, nursing care and some medical supplies. Medical expenses will be billed separately by your doctor. Payment arrangements must be agreed upon prior to admission and/or service.
Please call Patient Accounts at 416-530-6498 or visit the office located in the East Wing on the 1st Floor between 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Payments can be made in the Emergency Department when the Patient Accounts Department is closed.
Page last updated: July 15, 2012