Do I Need a Referral to See a Social Worker?
No, but you may wish to discuss this issue with your doctor who can certainly refer you to a social worker.
Are Social Work Services Covered by OHIP?
In general, social work services are not covered by OHIP; however, the services of social workers who work in health care centres and agencies are often available at no charge to clients or on a sliding scale.
Examples of publicly-funded organizations are schools, hospitals, family health teams, community agencies, children's aid societies and family service organizations.
To access public services: