FUNDING AND REIMBURSEMENT

Rates

In the absence of coverage, as indicated below, psychological services are a privately paid expense. Currently, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (O.H.I.P.) does not pay for the services of a psychologist.

Our hourly fees are as follows:
$205 per hour for individual therapy
$225 per hour for relationship therapy

Psychological services are a tax-deductible health expense that can be claimed as a medical expense on your personal income tax.

Extended Health Plan

If you, or your partner, are employed, you may have an extended health care plan through an employer. Many of the health care plans pay all or a portion of the costs of seeing a Psychologist with an annual maximum. We recommend that you look in the booklet describing your benefits or talk to your insurance company to find out about your coverage.

In most cases, you pay for our services, are provided with a receipt, and then are reimbursed by your insurance company.

If you have any questions regarding your coverage, please contact our office at 905-836-4555.

THIRD PARTY FUNDING AND REIMBURSEMENT

Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA)

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you may qualify for a psychological assessment and treatment through your auto insurance provider. Once an assessment or treatment is approved, fees are usually billed directly to your insurance company.

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)

If you have experienced an accident or other workplace stress or incident, you may qualify for a psychological assessment and treatment through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Your case manager or family physician may be able to help you determine whether you qualify for psychological support. Once an assessment or treatment is approved, fees are billed directly to WSIB.

Veterans Affairs Canada

If you are a veteran, you may be entitled to support through Veterans Affairs Canada. Speak with your area counsellor for more information about this possibility. Once an assessment or treatment is approved, fees are billed directly to Veterans Affairs Canada; Blue Cross.

Disability

In the event that you have had to leave work because of some form of psychological distress (such as posttraumatic stress, chronic anxiety or depression); your disability insurance benefits may extend to cover therapeutic support, including assessment and treatment. Once an assessment or treatment is approved, fees are billed directly to the insurance company.

If you have any questions regarding your coverage, please contact our office at 905-836-4555.

PAYMENT

Payment for each session is due at the time of the session and can be made by cash, cheque, debit, or credit. A receipt will be provided for all payments. Exceptions are outlined above and relate to “Third Party Services.”

Fees/Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of an appointment must be made 48 hours prior to that appointment. Since alternative bookings are unlikely at such short notice, our policy is to charge full regular fees for missed appointments and cancellations made with less than 48 hours notice. If a problem with unusual circumstances has arisen regarding your reason for cancelling, please discuss this with your therapist.

You may leave a message at any time with our staff or on our confidential answering machine at 905-836-4555 to notify us of your need to cancel or change an appointment.


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