Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of our more frequently asked questions. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Use our Contact Form or email us at info@qwellness.ca and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

Awesome! Congrats on choosing to invest in yourself and your health! Here’s how you can book:

Online Booking

You can book with a member of our team here.

Via Phone

Not the online type or have a few questions?  Call us at 416-485-9000.  We are sometime assisting other clients, so please do leave us a message and we will call you back as soon as we can.

Email

Shoot us an email at info@qwellness.ca

Definitely! Here is the low down…

Naturopathy

  • Initial Consultation (75-90 minutes): $225
    Student/Seniors (65+): $195
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  • Follow-up visits (30-60 minutes):
    $120 Student/Seniors: $100
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  • Extended follow-up visits (60-75 minutes)*:
    $175 Student/Seniors: $150
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  • Phone/Skype Consultation (30-60 minutes): $120
    For existing clients only
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  • Doctor’s Note: $35
  • Insurance letters: $120/hr
  • Missed Appointment Fee: the full cost of the visit will be charged when notice of cancellation is not provided at least 24 hours in advance (unless extenuating circumstances apply)

* Extended follow-up visits are for issues requiring more time for review OR for patients who have not had an appointment in over 12 months

Cosmetic Acupuncture

  • Single treatment (75-120 minutes): $200

Shiatsu

  • Initial visit (45 minutes): $80
  • Follow-up visit (30 minutes): $53
  • Follow-up visit (50 minutes): $85
  • Follow-up visit (75 minutes): $128

Clinical Psychology

Supplements

  • The purchase of supplements and natural health products is additional to any service fees. You may purchase your supplements from Q Wellness or an alternate retailer.

Naturopathic services are HST exempt.  All other rates for services do not include applicable taxes (HST). Rates are subject to change without notice. Discounted rates for students/seniors, as outlined, require proof of educational institution or age.  Rates for those on disability or limited income may apply.  Please contact us further details.

You bet ya! Here’s the low down for each of our services:

Naturopathy

Check your inbox for our electronic forms sent by our booking system, Jane App, immediately upon booking. Can’t find them? Email us at info@qwellness.ca

Shiatsu

Please arrive 20 minutes early for your appointment in order to fill out your intake forms (these ones are still paper and in person).

Clinical Psychology

Please arrive 20 minutes early for your appointment in order to fill out your intake forms (these ones are still paper and in person).

Naturopathy

The initial naturopathic consultation will last approximately 75-90 minutes. During this visit, your ND will gather extensive information concerning your current health concern(s) and medical history. A relevant physical examination may also be conducted during this visit, and a personalized treatment plan will be discussed.

Your initial visit may also include the following optional services, if indicated:

  • Functional blood work
  • Urine analysis
  • Other laboratory testing

Shiatsu

Coming Soon

Clinical Psychology

Coming soon

Naturopathy

Follow-up visits are approximately 30-60 minutes in duration. During these visits, further discussion regarding your personalized treatment plan will be reviewed, additional treatments may be implemented and a detailed look at the progression of your health will occur.

Shiatsu

Coming Soon 

Clinical Psychology

Coming soon

We accept cash, debit, Visa, Mastercard and American Express.  We will accept e-transfer or cheques for existing clients, but request one of the aforementioned forms of payment for new clients.

It’s pretty simple!

  • Take the Yonge subway line to Davisville station
  • When you exit the station, you will be on the south-west corner
  • Cross to the south-east corner and walk south 2 blocks (the next set of traffic lights) to Merton Street
  • Turn left on Merton and walk about 300 meters to 124 Merton Street (located on the north side of Merton)

Metered parking is available on Merton, right in front of the building. Additional parking can also be found just west of 124 Merton Street under 68 Merton St., which has a Green P Parking Lot. You can also find additional parking just west of 68 Merton St. in the Medical-Dental building parking next to Ethan Allan.

1 hour free parking is available 1 block north of Merton Street on Balliol Street. Parking on Balliol is unrestricted after 6pm and on weekends. You will need to walk around the block to reach our building.

Because your time is specifically reserved for you, we ask that you allow 24 hours notice of cancellation to avoid being charged IN FULL for your visit.

That’s too bad!  You can cancel by logging in to your account here OR you can call us at 416-485-9000 OR email info@qwellness.ca

Existing clients can re-order supplements by emailing info@qwellness.ca. Alternatively, supplements can be re-ordered by calling the clinic at 416-485-9000.

Orders can be picked up at the clinic, or shipped via Canada Post for a fee.  All shipped orders must be paid in advance using Visa, Mastercard, American Express or E-transfer.

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are now regulated in Ontario under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), joining all other regulated health professions.  The Naturopathy Act, 2007 and a new regulatory body, the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO), serves the public’s right to safe, competent and ethical naturopathic care. The College does this by setting requirements to enter the profession, establishing comprehensive standards, and administering quality assurance programs. Acting in the public interest, the College holds Ontario’s regulated Naturopaths accountable for their conduct and practice.

Currently, in order to obtain licensure in Ontario, NDs must graduate from an accredited naturopathic medical institution. There are two accredited colleges in Canada (The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine & Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine) and five in the United States. In Canada, NDs are also regulated in the provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Prerequisites for acceptance into an accredited naturopathic medical institution include three years of pre-medical sciences at a university. Prerequisite courses include: biology, biochemistry, chemistry, organic chemistry, physiology, introductory psychology and humanities.

Naturopathic Doctors undergo training similar to medical doctors, in addition to education in the naturopathic treatment modalities. The four areas of training in the four year, full-time Naturopathic Medicine curriculum are:

  1. Basic Sciences
    This area of study includes anatomy, physiology, histology, microbiology, biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology and pathology.
  2. Clinical Disciplines
    Naturopathic Doctors much also be trained in diagnostic medicine, including physical and clinical diagnosis, differential diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis, radiology, physical medicine and orthopedics, and naturopathic assessment
  3. Naturopathic Treatment Modalities
    There are seven major treatment modalities that define naturopathic practice.  Each modality is a distinct area of practice and includes diagnostic principles and practices, as well as therapeutic skills and techniques.  The modalities are: clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), homeopathic medicine, hydrotherapy, naturopathic manipulation and lifestyle counseling.
  4. Clinical Experience
    All students must complete 1,500 hours of clinical requirements and demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of Naturopathic Medicine prior to graduation.

To obtain and maintain accreditation as a Naturopathic Doctor (ND), the following criteria must be met:

  • Successful completion of a 4-year-full time program at an accredited school of Naturopathic Medicine that includes more than 4,500 hours of classroom training and 1,500 hours of supervised clinical experience.
  • Pass NPLEX board exams that are written after the 2nd year and 4th year of study. NPLEX is the standard examination used by all licensing jurisdictions for Naturopathic Doctors in North America.
  • Pass licensing examinations as set out by the provincial regulatory board (College of Naturopaths of Ontario – CONO)
  • Obtain continuing education credits as required by the provincial regulatory body (CONO)
Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are primary care practitioners who take the time to listen and work with you to find specific solutions for your health concerns. NDs are skilled to effectively treat acute and chronic conditions in all age groups and view each patient with a whole body approach.  NDs can also provide adjunctive or alternative treatment options to conventional therapies.  We strive to work in conjuction with all forms of medicine.
Naturopathic Medicine is not OHIP covered.  However, most extended health insurance plans provide some coverage for naturopathic care.  Check your extended health insurance policy or call your insurer to understand your specific coverage.
Naturopathy utilizes seven different treatment modalities, one of which is homeopathy.  Homeopathy is a distinct medical system that uses minute amounts of plant, mineral and animal substances to stimulate the inherent ability of the body to heal itself.  A homeopath utilizes homeopathic remedies as their primary mode of treatment, while NDs may use several treatment modalities in conjunction with each other.
Absolutely! Naturopathic doctors prefer (when possible) and are trained to work with all of your health care practitioners to provide you with the most comprehensive treatment options available.

NDs are knowledgeable in pharmacology in order reduce treatment interactions for patients on prescription medications, as well as recognize potential drug side effects, including drug-induced nutrient depletions.

Naturopathic modalities are gentle therapies that work subtly to encourage your body’s innate capacity to heal, re-establishing balance and bringing about healthy change on all levels. Improvements in your health will be noticed over time and require patience. The number of treatments required will depend on the condition being treated, the treatment chosen and the commitment of the client to the plan. We work to create goals which are reasonable and attainable for the individual. The time needed to achieve your health goals will vary but, in general, it is expected that for every year you have experienced a health concern, we expect at least one month for change to be felt. This is not a guarantee. Some individuals notice change immediately and others require a longer period of treatment.