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Tips to make the most of your health care visits during COVID-19

A virtual or in-person health appointment may seem stressful under current circumstances, but a little planning and communication can help you make the most of every visit.   Ontario has more than 400,000 regulated health professionals including doctors, massage therapists, physiotherapists, opticians, occupational therapists and more. Regulated health professionals have been following the direction of the Ministry of Health and the guidance of their […]

Health regulators are keeping you safe during COVID-19

Many of Ontario’s regulated health professionals have been allowed to resume practising after months of having to reduce or suspend their services to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This change means that you can now see a dentist, audiologist, chiropractor, or massage therapist, among other professionals, for more than just emergency care. You may […]

Have your say in health profession regulation

The COVID-19 pandemic may have changed the way you visit some regulated health professionals, but business has continued for the organizations that oversee them. Ontario’s 26 health regulatory colleges have continued to operate throughout the pandemic to ensure that regulated health professionals are competent, that new applicants are qualified to practice, and that concerns and […]

10 Things to Expect from a Regulated Health Professional

Patients and clients have a unique relationship with their health professionals, one that is based on trust. A power imbalance exists because we rely on the unique knowledge, skill and judgment of these practitioners, and we may not feel comfortable asking questions or fully understand the dynamics of the professional relationship.