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Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Testing

This is the schedule of payment for PSA testing in Ontario :
  • When a man has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is receiving treatment, or is being followed after treatment for the disease, the PSA test is available at no charge to the patient through the hospital or community laboratory service.
  • When a Health Care Provider suspects prostate cancer because of a man's history and/or the results of his physical examination (including digital rectal examination), PSA testing is available at no charge to the patient through the hospital or community laboratory service.
  • In men without symptoms (screening), PSA testing is not paid for by the provincial health plan. A man can have the PSA test if he is willing to pay for the test himself. However, it is hoped he will make this decision only after discussion with his Health Care Provider.

For more information
If you want more information about prostate cancer or the PSA test, ask your doctor or call the Canadian Cancer Society's Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333.

Cancer Care Ontario is a partner of the service in Ontario.

Call the ministry INFOline at 1-866-532-3161
(Toll-free in Ontario only)
TTY 1-800-387-5559
Hours of operation : 8:30am - 5:00pm
  
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