OT is here for you. These resources will help you connect with OT in your community including a Search Tool on the right hand side of the page.
OTs help people of all abilities live life to the fullest. You’ll find them in almost every part of the health care system in Ontario. You’ll also find OTs in schools, in the workplace, and in many community support agencies.
Visit your family doctor. They can recommend OT services in your community. If you’re looking for a private occupational therapist, contact the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists through the Find an OT Tool on the right side of this page. We can provide access to OTs who accept referrals for private practice in your area.
Some extended health insurance plans pay for OT services, usually up to a maximum amount. If your health insurance policy does not cover OT services, you can send a letter to your employer or your insurance company requesting OT coverage on your plan. Download a sample letter of request: Letter to my employer | Letter to my insurance company Contact your child's school. Speak to the principal, classroom teacher, or special education resource teacher to discuss your child’s needs. If you have been injured at work you may be able to access services through the Workers Safety and Insurance Board. Speak to your Human Resources Department or your employer.
If you have been hurt in a car accident, medical and rehabilitation benefits will cover access to necessary OT services. Check your insurance policy. If you or a family member is in a long-term care home, ask the Director of Care or another registered staff member. Ontario Long-Term Care Homes are required to ensure residents have access to occupational therapy services if needed.
Note: When using the Contact Form, you only need to hit the "Submit" button once. It may not appear like the tool worked but it does generate a message containing your request.