Ontario regulations governing Naturopathic Doctors require all new patients to undergo an initial assessment prior to the commencement of any naturopathic treatment. This is to ensure that you receive appropriate care for your particular health situation.
Initial assessments include a detailed intake of your health and family history, occupational history, environmental exposures, and emotional and mental states, as well as a physical exam based on your health concerns.
For pediatric patients, the doctor will undertake a well-child exam.
Any lab tests, if recommended by the doctor, can also be done during the initial assessment. Most test results will be ready by the second visit.
How does a typical naturopathic visit proceed?
The first visit is an initial assessment of 90 minutes in length. It consists of acquiring a detailed patient history in order to most effectively treat the cause of the presenting health complaint(s). A complete physical exam (no gynecological and breast exam is involved) will be performed to further clarify the origin of the complaint and determine overall health. Patient goals and treatment options will be openly discussed to create a co-operative framework for healing.
The second visit is 60 minutes, and involves going over a review of findings from the initial visit and a detailed treatment plan, including naturopathic modalities that are indicated for your specific health concerns and that address your health goals. Treatment protocols generally are comprised of a combination of a few naturopathic modalities, best suited to the individual. These include Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture, Clinical Nutrition/Diet, Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy, and Lifestyle Counselling.
Subsequent visits are 30 minutes long and involve reviewing assessment, implementing treatment protocols, monitoring of patient progress, and patient education.
Do I need a referral from my MD to book an appointment?
You do not need a referral to see our Naturopathic Doctors.
Where can I park?
Street parking is available on Carlton Street during the following times:
In front of our clinic (north side of the street): 9am to 4pm
In front of the church (south side of street): 9am to 3pm
Additional 1hr street parking is available on Homewood Avenue (one street east of Jarvis Street) from 10am to 6pm.
Pay parking lots are located on Jarvis Street (west side, just south of Carlton, beside Ramada Hotel) and Sherbourne Street (east side, just north of Carlton).
Adult naturopathic consult fees
(for patients 13 years old & over):
Please complete a Patient Intake & Consent Form to be brought to the first visit in order to facilitate history taking. This can be downloaded on the New Patient Forms page.
Cancellation of your appointment requires 48 hours’ notice for the 1st and 2nd appointment and 24 hours’ notice for subsequent appointments to avoid paying a cancellation fee equivalent to the full cost of the missed appointment.