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Blog by Vancouver Orthotics, Hycroft Medical Building (114-3195 Granville St @ 16th Ave) | October 21st, 2020


Hi there!

Thank you for visiting our website! Many patients ask us if they require a referral? The answer is yes & no!

No - You do not require a Medical Doctor's referral to visit Vancouver Orthotics, Dr. Michael Horowitz, Doctor of Chiropractic.

Yes  - You may REQUIRE a doctors referral note or prescription in order to qualify or comply with your extended healthcare’s requirements.

you're extended health insurance "may" require a prescription for custom orthotics. You still do not need a referral to visit our office. However, to be reimbursed by extended health insurance, you "may" require that prescription.

Pacific Blue Cross accepts referrals/prescriptions by Dr. Michael Horowitz for custom orthotics. 

Great West Life, Canada Life, Sunlife, Greenshield, Desjardin to name a few, have indicated that they require an MD/GP prescription for custom orthotic inserts. This prescription does not need to be to our office, just for custom orthotics.

Everyone’s plan is different so, we recommend you contact your healthcare provider directly to make sure you are in compliance with all of your plans requirements.

*when possible try to have your GP/MD include a medical diagnosis along with your prescription.

We accept patients who have been referred by their friends, family, doctor, other health practitioners and even referrals from Google!

There you have it! A referral to see Dr. Michael Horowitz is not required. However, a prescription for custom orthotics "may" be required by your extended health provider.

Dr. Michael Horowitz Offers a Unique 5-step Process for Treating your Aches & Pain in Vancouver. Try using Vancouver Orthotics for Better Balance, Stability & Shock-Absorption. Improved Posture and  Alignment are an Added Bonus!

We like to share with our Vancouver and online community a variety of health & wellness topics. We offer Diagnosis & Treatment. Consultation, Examination, Prescription, Fitting & Dispensing of Custom Orthotic Inserts.

YouTube Video TOPIC:

Shock-Absorption is key to what we promote to our Vancouver community. When you combine (1) Great Footwear with (2) Moderate Activity & (3) Regular Biomechanical Foot Check-Ups… are working towards “Perfect Posture” & Preventing small Aches & Pains from becoming Big Ones!

 Movement of your Body & of Alignment your Feet through our lives is one of the most important things we can recommend to our patients. We want you to be in Tip Top Form, Prevent Injury, Improve your Posture and FEEL GREAT!!


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Wishing you Your Healthiest Happiest Life!

Dr. Michael Horowitz

NO REFERRAL REQUIRED, Vancouver Orthotics
Vancouver Orthotics

114-3195 Granville St., Vancouver, BC, Canada




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Vancouver Orthotics are provided by Dr. Michael Horowitz. Located in Vancouver, BC, Canada in the Hycroft Medical Building. We offer the community information, education and treatment options for foot related problems, such as flat feet, foot pain, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, ball of foot pain, metatarsalgia, mortons neurmoa, arch pain, ankle pain, ankle sprains, achilles tendonitis, shin splints, knee pain, hip and back pain in Vancouver.