Funding & Coverage
Occupational Therapy vs. Physiotherapy
Occupational therapists and physiotherapists are both Master’s Level, College regulated healthcare professionals who work at the Hand-Upper Limb Clinic. Both providers are equally skilled and trained specifically for hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries/ disorders. Our certified hand therapist is an occupational therapist with 25 years of experience in this field. Our two physiotherapists have specific training as well in hand and upper limb rehabilitation.
When checking on your insurance coverage, make sure that either physiotherapy and/ or occupational therapy is listed as a reimbursable service. Insurance policies have limits and restrictions on what you can claim. If you are still not sure, just ask our front desk for help.
A doctor’s referral is suggested but not necessary to book an assessment at our clinic.
We accept cash, credit, and debit payments at our clinic. Our facility is a fee-for-service based private clinic (i.e., our services are not covered by OHIP).
Self Pay Rates:
- Initial Assessment Fee = $100
- Treatment Fee = $60
- Splints and Braces = $35 -$200
We do not bill directly; it is your responsibility to submit receipts to your provider for any services being claimed.
WSIB - Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
We accept claims for work-related injuries ranging from minor (non-complex) to complex (surgical) cases.
Your WSIB claim number is required for approval and billing purposes. Speak with your employer to make sure that the necessary paperwork has been submitted to start the claim process. Additional concerns or inquiries requiring the status of your injury claim can be directed to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board at their toll-free number: 1-(800)-387-0750.
MVA- Motor Vehicle Accidents
We accept claims for motor vehicle accidents with minor to major injuries.
Your claim number and insurance company/policy information are required for approval and billing purposes.