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Our OHIP-Funded Program

Qualifying for OHIP-funded services

To qualify for OHIP-funding, you must:

  1.  Have a valid OHIP card
  2.  Be attending your virtual appointment from within Ontario’s borders
  3.  Have a physician’s or nurse practitioner’s referral

Access to MD-delivered grade A treatment protocols in a virtual group format at a fraction of the cost!

Patients with insomnia, chronic headache, or chronic fatigue can now access Grade A cognitive behavioural treatment programs offered virtually in a group format under OHIP.  Patients with high blood pressure,  lower back pain or post-concussion syndrome can now get counselling on how to get strong again.  These programs will teach you how improve your condition by addressing the root cause.


They will teach you about how your body works.  They will teach you how to leverage that information in retraining how your body operates so that you have better sleep, more energy, fewer headaches, less back pain and how to navigate your post-concussion recovery.

 

Because these are OHIP-funded, savings to the patient are significant.

  • Group Counselling Sessions (GCS) are covered by OHIP but there are non-OHIP services required to make this possible.  As such, there is a fee to cover for these non-OHIP funded services*.
  • These services are available privately usually by psychotherapists and occupational therapists for thousands of dollars.
  • Even if patients were to get some additional help from our occupational therapist or psychotherapist, the savings are still huge.
*This covers for administration, venue and materials required.

Cost of CBT-i at IBFM

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*It is up to the patient if they want to hire our occupational therapist or psychotherapist; there is no obligation.  HST must be charged on Psychotherapy visits as decreed by CRA.

Conditions currently treated via OHIP-Funded Group Counselling

IBFM currently offers specialized OHIP-Funded group counselling for patients living with the following health conditions.  We aim to continually add conditions that will be addressed by these MD-Delivered, OHIP-Funded Virtual Group Counselling Sessions.  

Training Series

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Insomnia

OHIP-Funded, MD-Delivered:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i)

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Chronic Fatigue

OHIP-Funded, MD-Delivered:
Train how to get more energy naturally

(Coming 2025)

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Chronic Headache

OHIP-Funded, MD-Delivered: Rewiring the way your brain processes pain

Management Series

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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

OHIP-Funded, MD-Delivered:
Have a gameplan for the “silent” killer

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Lower Back Pain

OHIP-Funded, MD-Delivered:
Learn how to get strong again

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Post-Concussion Syndrome

OHIP-Funded, MD-Delivered:
Learn how to get a-head again

Our group counselling offerings

Ontario-wide OHIP-Funded Virtual Group Counselling over OTN

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CBT-i

Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia

8 Sessions

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Energy Management

Investing your energy to give you more of it

Coming 2025

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Functional Management of Headache

Training resilience to chronic headache

8 Sessions

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Skills in relaxing your nervous system

8 Sessions

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Headache Behavioural Therapy

Functional management of chronic headache

8 Sessions

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CBT-HA

Cognitive behavioural therapy for headaches

8 Sessions

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Blood Pressure Education & Management

Have a game plan for the “silent” killer

4 Sessions

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Lower Back Pain Education & Management

Learn how to cure your mechanical back pain

2 Sessions

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Post-Concussion Syndrome Education & Management

Name it to tame it. Feel it to heal it.

8 Sessions