Naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive form of health care with individualized treatment plans. It focuses on the prevention and treatment of illness by enhancing the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Natural therapies and gentle techniques are used in an attempt to address the underlying causes of disease, rather than just treating or suppressing symptoms.
Currently these services are not covered by OHIP or any of the provincial insurance plans. However, many insurance providers offer some coverage for the visits. Patients should check with their insurance provider to see if they have coverage for the services they are interested in.
No, a referral from a medical doctor is not required to visit a naturopathic doctor.
No, since the prevention of disease is a key aspect of naturopathic medicine people of all ages with varying levels of health can benefit from seeing a naturopathic doctor.