Dr Howard Schneider, MD, MDPAC(C), CCFP
Sheppard Clinic North
NOTE: MAILING ADDRESS AND IN-OFFICE APPOINTMENT ADDRESS MAY CHANGE / HAVE CHANGED AS COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ARE REDUCED
Please verify with us that the mailing
address/in-office address you have is valid before sending items via courier, mail or presenting to an in-office appointment.
Note: I am unable to return phone calls or
emails if no medical chart exists.
Your family physician's office is required
to contact me.
Sometimes patients are given my name from a list
to call from visits to other clinics or ERs. Unfortunately, without a written request from your family physician's office (or phone call from the family physician's office for informal questions), I
cannot respond to any phone calls or emails.
A referral from your family doctor is required and
must be faxed to the number above. I am only able to take a few new patients each month.
Note: At this time, I am unable to take
any new patients.
-If you are an existing patient: emails, phone
calls, pharmacy faxes will be returned Tuesday and Friday afternoons (except for dates below). 24/7/365 response is no longer possible unfortunately.
-If for some reason your email or phone call does
not appear to be returned, please follow the steps we have discussed.
-*I cannot return medically-related phone calls or
emails if there is no active medical chart -- please speak to your family physician to contact me if there is something medically related.
-*If you were a former patient and email me about
some question, please note that I cannot even acknowledge that you were a patient of mine, due to privacy issues of such a message.
-If you were a former patient please note that I
cannot refill prescriptions or fill in even simple notes since I must by regulation have an active chart to do this.
-If there is an emergency please speak to your
family physician or go to your local emergency department. Do not leave a message or email for emergency situations.
-It is not possible to return messages on
or between these dates: --
If there is an urgent situation
please follow the emergency plans we have discussed beforehand -- your family physician, if not available the replacement or walk-in physician, the emergency department (most ER's have crisis teams
and can offer you help). If you have missed an appointment, for example, and need a refill of your medication, please speak to your pharmacist to see if a refill is possible until ----
(otherwise you will have to see a physician to refill).
-Please follow the plan to contact me we have
MARCH 14, 2020
COVID-19 OFFICE CLOSURE
In support of the government's efforts to limit
the spread of COVID-19, all appointments will continue via ordinary telephone or approved government telemedicine system.
Please see 'Circle of Care' for additional
After February 1, 2021 continuity of care is more limited, as discussed with all patients on a personalized level.
If you are unable to contact me, your referring doctor (usually your family doctor) should have a summary report from me about your diagnosis and treatment, and can usually refill
If you are unable to contact me or your family doctor, and it is urgent, then you should go to your local hospital emergency department -- they all have crisis teams, and will see
Family Medicine Practicing in
My practice is restricted to psychotherapy and
psychopharmacology of psychiatric disorders.
I am unfortunately unable to return phone
calls or emails if no medical chart exists. If you have a question about a treatment, diagnostic scan or availability please discuss first with your family physican, and your
physician can contact me for further information. However, I am not allowed to provide any medical advice if no medical chart exists (advice must be provided properly in the context of fully
evaluating patients). Note: At this time, I am unable to take any new patients.