Refer or Apply
The Appetite Clinic offers an 8 week virtual group-based behavioural program for people in larger bodies. Dr. White focuses on using therapy, coaching and mindfulness in the 6 group sessions and the application of evidence-based medicine for people in larger bodies during 2 individual sessions. The program de-emphasizes weight loss and focuses on building resilience and acceptance around eating experiences so patients can live their lives. Between sessions, you have direct portal access to Dr. White to work through the system of Responsive Eating™, her signature methodology for creating values-aligned eating experiences, and for medical support. You also get the Appetite Clinic Book to help structure your thought work.
Ontario Patient Application
Patients in Ontario with Valid OHIP Coverage (i.e. a health card that works) can apply to join the Appetite Clinic’s 8 Week Virtual Group Program. A referral from a doctor or NP is not needed. The program uses cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and coaching to work through the Responsive Eating™ system. There is one virtual intake session, six virtual group sessions, one virtual final session and significant support from Dr. White between sessions on a secure patient portal. You also get the Appetite Clinic Program Book. At the end, an Appetite and Health Report is produced that you can offer to your family doctor to support you in an ongoing way. Patients must apply through this form below and submit program payment of $147 plus HST through this form. The fee is to cover the uninsured component of the program.
Ontario Patient Referral
Patients can apply to join the Appetite Clinic’s program directly without a referral. However, if you want to refer a patient, you can fax your referral to 888 981 3917. Advise your patient that they must also apply and be accepted using the above form in order for us to process the referral. If you have a patient for whom the program fee is a financial hardship, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can consider the situation. Dr. White bills individual psychotherapy codes (in basket for FHO doctors) and group psychotherapy codes (out of basket for FHO doctors).
Once they complete the program, you will receive a comprehensive report on their experience with us and this should help guide care related to weight for the coming year.