I'm from BC, but I would think it's the same in Ontario. Since the ND's practice outside of our healthcare - you don't get a referral from your GP.
So, you just call and make an appointment. you shouldn't need a positive test - you will just explain that there was a bulls -eye rash, along with the symptoms she has...how long she was initially treated, etc.
You didn't by any chance take a photo of her rash, did you?
So, they may be busy...my LLND books 4 weeks out...but if that's the case...then ask if you can be put on a wait-list and when there's a cancellation you can take that appointment.
You will be paying out of pocket for each visit though...as it's outside of our healthcare coverage.
I have Blue Cross extended health, and I can submit the bills up to $500 per year..and get reimbursed 80%.
So, if you have any extended health, you may be able to do that, too.
The two options in I know of are: One clinic in Uxbridge, and a LLND in Richmond Hill.
Also wanted to let you know that there is LLND's in Alberta and BC - I'm thinking you wouldn't want to fly that far with your little one? They prescribe antibiotics...if you wanted to go that route.
I'm not sure about
the Alberta LLND, but mine here in BC - you would fly out once for the initial consult and then after that he does either phone or skype appointments - you could probably get about
7 months before having to go back again. That's what i'm doing...even though I am closer than you.
I know it's tough to be getting on a plane with a 3 year old to fly across the country for one Dr. appointment...but I wanted to give you that option...so you have all the information.
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