Virtual OHIP Consult Appointment Booking with LC Oksana

Free with Doctor’s or Midwife’s Referral

Registration Requirements

To secure your booking spot for OHIP covered breastfeeding consult, you are required to provide 3 separate supporting documents:

  1. Doctor’s or Midwife’s referral letter
  2. Registration Form
  3. Initial Visit Form

If any of the 3 documents are not received prior to your consult time, we may postpone or cancel your booking. Generally we expect all documents to be received at least a day before the consult time.

 

Booking Steps

  1. Ask your healthcare provider to send us the referral letter. For speedier service please complete our Online Referral Form;
  2. Choose service type (Initial OHIP Consult or Follow-up OHIP Consult);
  3. Select appointment date and time and fill out your contact details;
  4. Look for booking acknowledgement email in your Inbox with details to fill out and submit Patient Intake Form(s) (please also check your Spam folder);
  5. Once we receive a Referral, we will approve your booking time and you will receive a confirmation email. Booking without a referral does not guaranty initially chosen time slot.
  6. On the day of the consult you will receive a Video eVisit invitation email to connect to OTN eVisit videoconference.
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*Get a Referral

A referral letter is required for your initial OHIP covered appointment booking.

Please get a referral from your Family Doctor, Pediatrician, Nurse Practitioner, or Midwife. Referral must be issued to your baby's name and to be addressed to Ontario Breastfeeding Network. In case of multiples, each baby must have their own referral or all babies' info must be on the same referral.

Example:

Patient: Baby's First Name, Last Name
Referred to: Ontario Breastfeeding Network
Referring Practitioner's OHIP billing Number: XXXXXX

*We reserve the right to refuse services because of an incorrectly issued referral.

Bellow is a short referral form to be submitted by a Doctor, Midwife, or Nurse Practitioner. Please share it with your healthcare provider. For speedier service, please ask them to complete the Online Referral Form. Fax forms take much longer to reach us.

 

For your convenience, you can also obtain a free doctor's referral by visiting following virtual clinics:

Preparing for Remote Breastfeeding Consultation

Visit otn.ca/video-evisit-help/ for step-by-step instructions, video tutorials, and frequently asked questions to help prepare you for your appointment. If this is your first eVisit appointment, this step is crucial for a successful experience.

Lactation Clinic does not provide technical support. We reserve the right to decline services if your connection is not working properly.

About Virtual Consultation

Initial video breastfeeding consultation duration is ~60 minutes, follow-up consultations are ~35-45 minutes. Both consultation types are covered by OHIP and are free of charge to the residents of Ontario. Your lactation consultant will be Oksana Laurinaviciene, IBCLC (female). A  stand-by Pediatrician from Quick Care Pediatrics (male or female) will join the video call at the end of the each consult.

Please make sure to fill out Patient Intake Forms EACH TIME following your appointment booking.

Virtual Visit Preparation Steps:

  1. Use Smartphone or Tablet device (Laptop/Desktop computer is not recommended)
  2. Download and install Pexip Infinity Connect App (required video app for OHIP covered consultations).
  3. Have a working email on your device (to receive Pexip OTN eVisit connection link email)
  4. Install Zoom (as a backup communications app)
  5. Use Headphones
  6. Ensure a good Internet connection
  7. Have sufficient lighting
  8. Mother and a baby must both be present
  9. Have an assisting person nearby, especially in non-latching or painfully latching baby case.

On the day of the consult you will receive Pexip OTN eVisit link by email. Please be available to receive a video call on time. Your scheduled booking is also being coordinated with a stand-by Pediatrician. If you are late more than 15 minutes we have a right to cancel your appointment.

Pexip Infinity Connect App

Please download and install Pexip Infinity Connect App for your device: