Dr Howard Schneider
Sheppard Clinic North
6464 Yonge Street, Unit 206
Toronto, ON M2M 3X4
NOT VALID AFTER FEBRUARY 1, 2021
MARCH 14, 2020
APPOINTMENTS TO CONTINUE VIA TELEPHONE/TELEMEDICINE
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
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 you.
-After February 1, 2021: You must contact your family physician 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.
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
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.