Table 1

Access to ancillary services
Type of service Referral type Cost
Chiropractor Self-referral or practitioner-referral Chiropractic care is not covered by provincial health insurance. Patients can pay out of pocket or through a supplemental health insurance plan.
Emergency Department Self-referral or practitioner-referral Cost is covered by provincial health insurance.
Family Physician Self-referral or practitioner-referral Cost is covered by provincial health insurance.
Hospitalized Overnight Practitioner-referral Cost is covered by provincial health insurance.
Nurse Telephone Advice Line Self-referral Cost is covered by provincial health insurance.
Nutritionist/Dietician Self-referral or practitioner-referral Most dietary counseling is not covered by provincial health insurance. Patients can pay out of pocket or through a supplemental health insurance plan.
Physiotherapist Self-referral or practitioner-referral Most physiotherapy is not covered by provincial health insurance. Patients can pay out of pocket or through a supplemental health insurance plan.
Psychologist/Psychiatrist Practitioner-referral Costs for a psychiatrist are covered by provincial health insurance. Patients can pay out of pocket or through a supplemental health insurance plan to see a psychologist.
Social Worker Practitioner-referral Cost is covered by government.
Specialist Physician (other than an obstetrician) Practitioner-referral Cost is covered by provincial health insurance.
Walk-In Clinic Self-referral Cost is covered by provincial health insurance.

Metcalfe et al.

Metcalfe et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:62   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-13-62

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