Workshop 2017-10-26

The sixth workshop of the Waterloo Region Chronic Pain Initiative was on Thursday October 26, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

One question that arose from the workshop was: What is the OHIP code for Fibromyalgia?

The answer is K037 (details are below).  When you make an appointment with a doctor you should simply say that you wish to discuss Fibromyalgia and they should know how to code it properly. They should also book 30 minutes for you where you can discuss any number of symptoms you wish …

Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) follow-up care code (i.e. for appointments after being diagnosed) for “Fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome” is K037. It is listed in the adobe_file_icon_24x11 “Schedule of Benefits: Physician Services Under the Health Insurance Act (October 30, 2015 (Effective December 21, 2015)). Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) (PDF)”:

  • Fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome care is the provision of care to patients with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. The service includes the common and specific elements of all insured services listed under “Family Practice & Practice In General” in the “Consultations and Visits” section of the Schedule.
    • K037 Fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome care
      • Payment rules:
        1. K037 is a time based service with time calculated based on units. Unit means ½ hour or major part thereof – see General Preamble GP5, GP37 for definitions and time-keeping requirements.
        2. No other consultation, assessment, visit or time based service is eligible for payment when rendered the same day as K037 to the same patient by the same physician.

This was a free event open to the general public.


  • Patty Vamvakitis Kehagias, HonBScTox, BScPhm, Pharmacist.
    Chronic Pain Management: A Paradigm Shift in Light of the Opioid Crisis.
  • Dr. Michelle Skop, PhD, RSW, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work, WLU.
    Exploring the Health Care Experiences of People with Fibromyalgia: A Body Mapping Study.

Each presentation was about 30 minutes, followed by a brief question period.

Poster (pdf): Click here to view/download our poster.


School of Pharmacy, Room 1004 (main floor)
University of Waterloo
10A Victoria Street South
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1C5

Parking at the School of Pharmacy was provided at no charge to participants.

Click here for parking directions (pdf)

Click here for information about our other workshops.