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London mom's fight with OHIP comes to a head today

Diane Patterson's 18-year-old daughter Autumn has Ehlors-Danlos Syndrome and was treated in the United States. OHIP has covered the majority of the bills, but has refused to cover the cost of an initial consultation. Today, their case goes before Ontario's Health Services Appeal and Review Board.

Diane Patterson wants OHIP to cover a neurological consultation her daughter had in Pennsylvania

Diane Patterson and her 18-year-old daughter Autumn Patterson Van-Pelt. (Rebecca Zandbergen/CBC News)

Diane Patterson's 18-year-old daughter Autumn has Ehlors-Danlos syndrome and two years ago, was treated in Pennyslvania. OHIP covered the majority of those bills, but refused to pay the cost of an initial consultation. Since then, Patterson has been locked in a dispute with OHIP. Today, their case goes before Ontario's Health Services Appeal and Review Board.

The mother and daughter spoke with London Morning's Rebecca Zandbergen ahead of the hearing.

Diane Patterson is battling OHIP for repayment of a consultation bill for services her daughter received in Pennsylvania. Autumn Patterson-Van Pelt has Ehlers-Danlos, a disease that attacks connective tissue. Autumn tells London Morning that she is in constant pain and that she will need consultation services for the rest of her life. 8:22