Family physicians are experts in care throughout the lifecycle and we appreciate referrals from our primary care colleagues. Fortunately for providers with rostered practices, OHIP prenatal codes are out of basket and will not impact your access bonus.
We accept referrals at any stage of pregnancy. If you prefer, we can offer shared prenatal care up to 36 weeks. We are always available to provide phone support and advice. Once your patient has had her baby we will return them to your care.
Patients who fall outside of our scope of practice should be referred to an obstetrician or alternative provider, including those who:
- know they require a caesarean section before labour starts
- are diabetic and taking insulin
- are pregnant with twins or triplets
- are requesting a home birth
- will not be seen and examined by male physicians
Please refer to our Prenatal Care Checklist for information on what we will cover when.
Referrals including antenatal records and relevant investigations can be sent to our respective offices. Please find our office information and referral forms on our where to find us page.