You may ask for a prescription renewal at any visit. This is the preferred method to obtain medication refills. Please call the office at least 2 weeks prior to running out of your medication to book an appointment to review your ongoing medication needs. If you will run out of your medication prior to your next visit, please contact your pharmacy directly and ask them to fax us a renewal request. A fee of $15 will be charged by our office for this uninsured service. Please note that opioid medication will not be renewed without an in-person visit unless previously arranged with Dr. Nichols.
Opiates and benzodiazepines
Our office has a policy of asking all of our patients who are on prescription opioids or benzodiazepines to sign a contract with Dr. Nichols agreeing that she will be their only provider for these medications. Should you require one of these medications, she will discuss the contract with you.
Unfortunately, not all health services are covered by OHIP, and some services will be charged to you directly. A list of these services will be provided to you when you join Dr. Nichols' practice, and will also be posted in the office. You will be notified if there will be a charge associated with a service, and payment will be required before the service is provided. The office currently accepts CASH and Cheque.
Please do not hesitate to inform us if these charges pose a financial hardship to you. Other arrangements can be made.
All patients will receive a copy of the office policies handout when they join Dr. Nichols' practice. A copy of this handout can be found below. Many of these policies are also reviewed in the FAQs section of this website.