Patient Eligibility for OHIP Physiotherapy

To be eligible for one to one physiotherapy services at Towncentre Rehab’s community physiotherapy centre under the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC)  Public Funded ” Community Physiotherapy Program” a person must, for each ” Episode of Care (EOC) meet the following criteria:

  • Have a valid OHIP card and a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner
  • aged 65 years and older OR
  • aged 19 years and younger OR
  • any age if recently discharged as an inpatient of a hospital and a physician on the medical staff of the hospital determines that the insured person needs physiotherapy services that is directly connected to the condition, illness, or injury for which the person was admitted to hospital for OR
  • referred by a physician or nurse practitioner based on an assessment that the person requires physiotherapy services and is eligible under the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or Ontario Works (OW) progams.

What is OHIP Community Physiotherapy

The MOHLTC’s community physiotherapy program was designed to provide eligible patients better access to physiotherapy services. This program makes our physiotherapy services available to those that may not have been able to access it before.

The program is structured under an Episode of Care (EOC) model that provides for a time limited, goal orientated physiotherapy treatment for a specific health condition. The objective is to rehabilitate physical function and/or promote mobility when that function and or mobility has been impaired as a result of a debilitating event or disease, pain, injury or surgical procedure. An EOC must not be provided concurrently with any other funding source, such as WSIB and automotive or  extended health insurance.

Outcome measures will be taken both on assessment and at discharge. As a patient completes an EOC, a discharge report will be sent to the referring physician or nurse practitioner. However, please note that the “Community Physiotherapy Program” is for the treatment of specific acute conditions or acute on chronic conditions and is not meant to be use for maintenance of chronic problems.