Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the Program?
The Core Program is typically 6 months but can vary depending on each patients unique needs. This will be discussed with you during your initial consultation.
Is the OPTIFAST® WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM COVERED BY OHIP?
All appointments with physicians are covered by OHIP. However, the OPTIFAST meal replacement program is not and can be purchased for a reasonable price. In many cases, these expenses can be covered by extended benefits and health savings accounts
Do I qualify for the OPTIFAST® WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM?
This will be assessed during your initial consultation with your physician. Generally speaking patients whose BMI is greater than 30 or BMI greater than 27 and less than 30 but with obesity related health issues will qualify.
Do I require a referral to be seen?
We encourage you to discuss your weight loss goals with your family doctor, however, it is not required to have a referral.
How do I book an appointment?
Please call or email us.