Get your referral
Ask your doctor to fill in this referral and we'd be happy to fit you with your new assistive device.
The referral is a document that medical professionals use to refer patients from one clinic or physician to another. In Ontario, the referral is necessary for full coverage from OHIP, ADP, and other government and non-profit organizations.
How do referrals work?
Let us walk you through it.
Download or Share the referral document
You can download the document below, or click the share button if you know your physician's email address.
Ask your physician to fill in the referral document
Visit your physician, or send her/him an email asking to refer you to the Assistive Devices Clinic. To make it easy for you, we've written some sample text that you can copy and paste into your email. Just fill in the blanks.
Dear [care provider],
I am writing to request a referral to the Assistive Devices Clinic (ATC) in Toronto. This is to follow up on [medical issue].
Please find the referral form attached. Could you fill this in and send the document to ATC?
My contact details:
Your physician will send the referral document to us at ATC.
Your physician will be used to sending out referrals; they do it daily! The document will have all the information they need to complete the referral for you.
We'll call you up to make an appointment!
Once we receive the referral we'll give you a call to setup an appointment. We'll usually follow up within 48 hours of receiving the referral, and our waiting time for appointments are typically around 2-3 weeks.
Get the Referral Document
Download the document here, or share it directly with your healthcare provider if you know their email address.
Please note that some ATC clinics are closed until further notice due to Covid-19. We will contact you to reschedule your appointment in the future, when we are able to do so. Currently our Spasticity, ALS and Stroke Clinics are open.
If you have an issue related to your illness or other medical conditions, please call your family doctor.
If you require a prescription renewal, contact your pharmacist directly to renew your prescription. You do not need a prescription from your physician for existing medications.
If you have any questions related to Covid-19, please contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.
In a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.