Can you complete a diagnosis or prescribe medication?

Unfortunately, we cannot diagnose or prescribe any medication.

At our clinic, we have Registered Social Workers (RSWs) and Registered Psychotherapists (RPs). In Ontario, RSWs and RPs don’t have the ability to complete a diagnosis or prescribe medication. Only medical doctors, psychologists, and psychiatrists can complete a clinical diagnosis. And of these professionals, doctors and psychiatrists are both covered by OHIP and are able to prescribe medication.