Ontario says more health providers can reopen including dentists, optometrists

I’m slowing down blog posts to avoid overwhelming, and as things start to return to the new normal, I’ll try and get these back to once a week.

I thought it worthwhile to let you know that many of the medical service offices that have been closed are now gearing up to re-open.  Some of these may require huge changes to practices (dentists), others less so (massage therapy), and each will rely on their regulatory body requirements to keep you safe during the transition.

Many insurers have been providing rebates during the closures, but we expect these to be reduced, or end in the near future, as services re-open and claims begin to increase. Stay tuned for more.

Dentists, optometrists and massage therapists are part of a list of health-care providers that the Ontario government says can gradually reopen following a months-long shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chiropractors, physiotherapists, psychologists, dieticians, denturists, and midwives are also included on the list released Wednesday as part of a new order from the province’s chief medical officer of health.