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What happens at each appointment?

Your first appointment will be at least an hour long, which is when a detailed medical history and current symptom picture is taken. Following this appointment, visits will be scheduled on an as needed basis and are normally 15 to 30 minutes in length.

Are you covered by OHIP? Do you take insurance?

No, naturopathic visits are not covered by OHIP.

Yes, most insurance plans do cover naturopathic visits.

What happens if I’m under the care of a medical doctor and am being treated by them?

We will work alongside your goals to integrate your current treatment alongside your naturopathic treatment. The treatment plan discussed in visit can be faxed to your medical doctor, if desired.


At OMEGA Fertility Center practitioners have access to all treatment plans, meaning there is complete transparency.

Are you able to order bloodwork?

Yes, naturopathic doctors are able to requisition bloodwork, however, all must be paid for by the patient.


At OMEGA Fertility Center most bloodwork is run through your R.E.I, meaning it is OHIP covered

How are naturopathic doctors trained? Are they licensed?

Naturopathic doctors must attend an accredited college that offers a 4 year post university program that includes more than 1,200 hours of clinical experience and more than 3,000 hours of classroom training. The three major areas of study are biomedical sciences, clinical sciences and naturopathic therapeutics.

To be licensed in Ontario, naturopathic doctors must pass NPLEX (Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations) offered by NABNE (North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners). This then enables the application for licensure in Ontario and regulation by CONO (College of Naturopaths of Ontario).

Why would I visit a naturopathic doctor?

There are many reasons to visit. Here are a few:

  • To address symptoms you do not wish to have controlled by pharmaceuticals, or, have not been effectively controlled by pharmaceuticals
  • To support your healthy lifestyle
  • To gather information and make an informed decision about your own health
  • To check if the supplements you are taking are the right ones for you