Question: Is Mole Removal Covered By OHIP?

Some mole removal is free and covered by OHIP, while there may be a charge to remove other (“cosmetic”) moles.

Moles can be removed because they are suspicious looking, or irritating (e.g.

if they are near a bra or belt-line), or simply because one doesn’t like the appearance of the mole.

How much does removing a mole cost?

The cost for mole removal varies depending on the size of the mole removed and the extent of the procedure. Fees may range between $150-$1,500 per mole. Non-cancerous mole removals are considered cosmetic. Therefore, most insurance providers will not cover the cost of the removal process.

Is a dermatologist covered by OHIP?

Are You Covered? Dermatology appointments are covered by OHIP. Our dermatologists treat adult patients only and appointments require a physician referral. Cosmetic dermatology procedures, including injections and the treatment of wrinkles and dermal fillers, are not covered by OHIP and require a physician referral.

Can you get moles removed for free?

In general, moles aren’t removed on the NHS for cosmetic reasons. If you wish to have a mole removed for cosmetic reasons, you’d almost always need to have it removed privately and will be charged a fee.

Do you have to pay to see a dermatologist in Ontario?

Visit to Dermatologist is OHIP-covered (no charge) Many of them seem surprised that there is no cost, that seeing a dermatologist in Ontario is an OHIP-covered service, so that anyone requiring expert skin, hair or nails care can see a dermatologist at no cost.

Is mole removal painful?

You shouldn’t experience any severe pain as the area heals, but you might deal with soreness or itching, Dr. Conrad says. The size of the scar ultimately depends on the size of your mole and the type of procedure you had done, but this almost always happens with mole removal, Dr. Goldenberg says.

What kind of doctor removes moles?

Whether it’s during 1 or 2 visits, a dermatologist can safely and easily remove a mole. A dermatologist will use one of these procedures: Surgical excision: The dermatologist cuts out the entire mole and stitches the skin closed if necessary.

What’s covered under OHIP?

What services does OHIP cover? The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) pays for a wide range of health care services. It pays for most basic medical and emergency services. It can pay for all or part of the cost.

Is cataract surgery covered by OHIP?

OHIP coverage includes eye measurements using ultrasound, surgeon fees and a standard lens implant. Several newer innovations in cataract surgery are not covered by OHIP (referred to as “uninsured services”) and are optional choices for all patients. To learn more about your cataract surgery options, click here.

Are hearing tests covered by OHIP?

OHIP insures diagnostic hearing tests ordered and performed by qualified physicians. Hearing aid evaluation and re-evaluation will no longer be insured by OHIP as these services are in the discipline of audiology and do not require a physician to provide or supervise the service.