Temporary physician fee codes for COVID-19 Assessment Centres and after-hours premiums will be extended

To: All Physicians
Category: Physician Services
Written by: Provider Services Branch; Physician and Provider Services Division
Date issued: March 29, 2023

The Ministry of Health and the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) have reached an agreement to extend some temporary COVID-19 physician fee codes under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) as outlined below.

The temporary COVID-19 services listed below expire on June 30, 2023.

Please note individual COVID-19 Assessment Centres may wind down earlier.

  1. COVID-19 Sessional Fees
    • Continue the H409 and H410 sessional fees for insured services rendered by physicians at eligible COVID-19 Assessment Centres designated by the ministry until June 30, 2023.
    • Refer to INFOBulletin 220904 for details on this initiative.
  2. After Hours Procedure Premiums
    • Continue the temporary payment criteria for after-hours procedure premiums E409 and E410, for eligible elective surgeries and procedures, until June 30, 2023.
    • Refer to INFOBulletin 220904 for details on the premiums.


OHIP; Physicians; COVID-19; H409; H410; E409; E410

Contact information

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