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VIRTUAL OHIP-COVERED CONSULTATION AND CHRONIC INSOMNIA THERAPY

For adults and teens (13+) in Ontario, Canada

Doctor's Desk

MAKE A REFERRAL

Referrals are accepted for adult and teen patients (13+) in Ontario.  Appointments are virtual and covered by OHIP.  Current wait time is ~3-4 weeks.  

Please fax referrals to 647-689-7588.  Any referral format will be accepted.  Referral does not trigger negation or require de-rostering.

***NEW: We are now offering an OHIP-covered option for treatment. We also offer a paid treatment program (the DECODE Insomnia Program) which includes four sessions with a registered psychotherapist at the standard private psychotherapy rate (covered by many private insurance plans; psychotherapy invoice and letter provided).  This 7-week program combines CBT-I with habit training, strategies from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and strategies to manage cognitive overload.  Participants are provided with a workbook as well as an online platform to support effective progress between sessions.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a general Sleep Medicine clinic.  Sleep investigations are not available.  Click here for more details regarding Dr. Ooi's other clinical services at the Toronto Sleep Institute.

WHY REFER?

Beyond Standard Sleep Hygiene Advice

Following consultation, patients are provided with a clear understanding of their unique sleep challenges, why past attempts to sleep better haven't worked, and how to realistically & effectively move forward.   

Evidence-Based Non-Medication Treatment

Following consultation, patients have the option to enroll in the DECODE Insomnia Program.* The DECODE Insomnia Program is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the first-line recommended treatment for chronic insomnia.  It is a relatively quick and highly effective approach, even when insomnia has been present for decades and there are concurrent issues such as anxiety, depression, or chronic pain.

An Innovative, Practical Approach

To address common barriers to implementation and improvement, the DECODE Insomnia Program combines CBT-I strategies with habit coaching, strategies to manage cognitive overload as well as strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) strategies to align treatment goals with big picture values. The DECODE Insomnia Program blends personalized support through virtual appointments with an accessible online platform for self-paced, convenient learning. To minimize therapy costs, most of the program's educational content is delivered through the platform, reserving one-on-one sessions for troubleshooting, accountability, and therapeutic interventions. 

 

*Additional OHIP-Covered Services 

In addition to the DECODE Insomnia Program, there is an another OHIP-covered treatment option called a Sleep Sprint.  A Sleep Sprint is a brief behavioural intervention that utilizes powerful strategies from CBT-I, lasts 2-3 weeks, and is supported through virtual visits with a physician.  There is the option to continue with the DECODE Insomnia Program after completion of a Sleep Sprint.

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