Dr Howard Schneider
Dr Howard Schneider

Dr Howard Schneider



Dr Howard Schneider
Sheppard Clinic North
6464 Yonge Street, Unit 206
Toronto, ON M2M 3X4
tel: 416-546-3946
fax: 416-352-1375



MARCH 14, 2020


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.



Continuity of Care:

Please see 'Circle of Care' for additional information.
All patients have my email and phone number. Unless it is noted below that I will be unavailable I will return emails (and phone calls, although there is a delay for phone calls) 24x7x365, as best as possible.
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 prescriptions.
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 you.

I will not be available for contact from -----  : during these dates if there is an issue, you need to contact your family doctor, or if not possible your local hospital emergency department.



Family Medicine Practicing in Psychotherapy 

My practice is restricted to psychotherapy and psychopharmacology of psychiatric disorders, in particular anxiety disorders and depressive disorders. 



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 -- your family doctor must write or speak with me as to what is desired in  assessment and treatment, and if other resources in the community would make more sense for you. Note: At this time, I am unable to take any new patients.

I am unable to return phone calls or emails if there is no referral and no medical chart exists. After a referral is received if I am unable to take new patients within 3 months, then a letter will quickly be sent back to the referring doctor, who can refer you to other physicians.  Otherwise, once a referral is received, I will make every effort to contact you as soon as possible. Again, I apologize ahead of time, but professionally I cannot engage in patient discussion (even for seemingly small questions of advice) without a referral. If it is an inquiry about services I offer, or if there is an availability in my practice, your family doctor's office is welcome to call me before any referral is sent.  Note: At this time, I am unable to take any new patients.



July 2017 -- I am reducing my practice:

-I no longer provide care for mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury). As well, 3D SPECT neuroimaging is no longer available at Mount Sinai or other centers that I am aware of.

-I no longer provide ADHD/ADD assessments or treatments, except for ongoing patients. 

-I only provide psychotherapy/counseling if there is an underlying significant condition. For example, I don't provide generalized counseling, but I do provide psychotherapy for patients with clinical depression.

-I do not provide treatment for pain conditions or for substance abuse.



Finding Office:

This is a new address. 
The new office is inside Centerpoint Mall, on the 2nd floor, where the offices are.

TTC:  Go to Finch TTC Station, then take any bus going up Yonge north, and get off at or before Steeles, cross the street and you are at Centerpoint Mall (or it is a 15-20 minute walk up Yonge Street).



First Appointment:

In keeping with the rules set up at Sheppard Clinic for the last twenty years, if you cannot come to your first appointment or cannot cancel with at least two days' notice, there is no missed appointment fee, but unfortunately another appointment cannot be booked, and the referring doctor will be notified.

- Please bring your OHIP card and any copies of summaries from other doctors.


Office Hours:

- In keeping with the rules set up at Sheppard Clinic for the last twenty years, if you cannot come to appointments during normal business hours Monday to Friday, then we will make alternate arrangements for refill of your prescriptions and possible ongoing care by communicating with your family doctor or referring doctor.