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Ontario Health Coalition says patients charged up to $3,500
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Your tax-dollars go to OHIP to cover a list of things but one of the province's health watchdogs warns to beware of private clinics that try to charge you for proceedures just so they can rake in a little extra cash themselves.

When patients go into some private clinics for things like cataract surgeries or colonoscopies, Natalie Mehra of the Ontario Health Coalition says they're dinged with up to $3,500 in fees.

But she says it's against the law according to the Canada Health Act and provincial legislation.

Mehra claims the clinics that don't charge fees for the proceedures themselves, often throw in tests that aren't needed to make money.

The Health Minister says if anyone gets charged extra fees, they should report the clinic in question.

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Your tax-dollars go to OHIP to cover a list of things but one of the province's health watchdogs warns to beware of private clinics that try to charge you for proceedures just so they can rake in a little extra cash themselves.

When patients go into some private clinics for things like cataract surgeries or colonoscopies, Natalie Mehra of the Ontario Health Coalition says they're dinged with up to $3,500 in fees.

But she says it's against the law according to the Canada Health Act and provincial legislation.

Mehra claims the clinics that don't charge fees for the proceedures themselves, often throw in tests that aren't needed to make money.

The Health Minister says if anyone gets charged extra fees, they should report the clinic in question.

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