Below is a list of the most common uninsured services. If you choose Pay-Per-Service, you will be asked to pay for uninsured services prior to receiving them according to the following fee schedule recommended by the B.C. Medical Association.
UNINSURED SERVICE AMC FEES
Routine Annual Complete Physical Examination 1 $225.00
Private counseling (i.e. – personal health counseling) per 30 min $225.00
Pre-employment Physical Exam2 $225.00
Driver’s Medical Examination Form (yellow form) & Physical 2 $190.00
Driver’s Medical Examination Form (blue form) $115.00
Short note/forms (i.e. Daycare/Camp/Work/Cancellation, etc) 2 $25.00 & up
Disability Tax Credit2 $75.00
CPP Disability Medical Report Form2 $25.00 - $150.00
Prescription Renewal (by fax) 3 $40.00
Missed Appointment/ Late Cancellation (per every 10 mins booked)4 $40.00
Faxing & Photocopying (per page) 5 $1.00
Transfer of Medical Records 9 $30.00
Referral Note for Chiropractor, Physiotherapy, Massage7 $25.00
Wart Removal (per lesion/wart) 8 $50/10 minutes
Cosmetic Excision (including tray fee) $250.00
Skin Tag Removal (per session) $100.00
Travel Advice9 $75.00
Private Injection (uninsured vaccines) $20.00
Preventative services and screening tests not supported by evidence of medical effectiveness (for example, routine annual “complete” physical examinations, whole body CT scans, prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests).
Forms and certificates are uninsured when they are provided at the request of the patient and are transmitted to a third party such as an employer, private insurer, and others.
Telephone Advice and Prescription Renewals are uninsured when requested by the patient, and are not associated with an insured service, and no other insured service is provided.
Missed Appointment charges will apply unless the patient provides 24 hours notice.
Faxing & Photocopying is uninsured when it is provided for the patient’s personal use or for a third party.
Transfer of Medical Records is uninsured when it is at the request of the patient. Additional postage or faxing charges may apply.
Referral Notes are uninsured when the note is requested by the patient to obtain services that are not medically necessary.
Removal or treatment of warts is an insured service only for plantar warts (feet only), genital warts and all warts in immuno-compromised patients and children.
Travel advice for one destination is $60. If two destinations, $100. If three destinations, $125. This fee is for up to two people, per visit.
If you do not wish to pay for uninsured services one-by-one, sign up for the Extended Coverage plan that best suits your needs, and be covered for an entire year.
UNINSURED SERVICE EXTENDED COVERAGE
Driver’s Medical Examination Form Covered
Prescription Renewal (by fax)* Covered
Referral Note for Chiropractor, Physiotherapy, Massage6 Covered
Short note/forms (i.e. Daycare/Camp/Work/Cancellation, etc)2 Covered
Disability Tax Credit Covered
CPP Disability Medical Report Form Covered
Faxing & Photocopying Covered
Transfer of Medical Records Covered
Wart Removal (per lesion/wart) Covered
Travel Advice (once per year) Covered
Telephone Advice Covered
Private Injections (uninsured vaccines) Covered
*At the doctor’s discretion; when medically appropriate. If your condition warrants an office visit, you will be required to come in.
Individual Plan $175.00/year
Family Plan (Includes spouse & dependent children under 19) $300.00/year
The Extended Coverage plan covers all of the above uninsured services. Please review the services included as there has been some changes since last year.
Note: The Extended Coverage plan includes the most common uninsured services. For more information please ask us the next time you are in the office. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. guidelines are available at www.cpsbc.ca.