Private Insurance & Extended Health Insurance
If you have private health insurance we recommend you contact your insurance provider prior to your first appointment. Also, you can check your extended plan to see if there is any mention of counselling being covered by an RSW (Registered Social Worker), by a professional who holds a Master of Social Work degree (MSW), or by a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) who holds a Master of Counselling Psychology degree (MACP).
Your insurance company might ask for verification that a social worker is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSSSW) and/or a psychotherapist is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) which is information that can be located http://www.ocswssw.org/members/online-register/ or http://www.crpo.ca.
Direct billing can be done with BlueCross/Blueshield, Greenshield, Veterans Affairs, and Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB). Should you have a different insurance provider you can submit your electronic receipt to your provider for reimbursement as long as your benefits approve RSW or RP.
**Please note that your provider and/or Third Party may not cover missed appointments or late cancellations. If this is the case you will be required to submit payment for your session prior to rescheduling with our office.