Sunday, December 15, 2019

Private Extended Benefits

Psychological services may be partially or fully covered by extended health benefits such as private insurance. We can directly bill several insurance companies. Various plans differ, so check yours for coverage and claims procedure.

Private Insurance

Psychological services are not covered by OHIP, but they are often partially or fully covered by extended health benefit plans.

Various plans differ, so please check with yours regarding coverage and claim procedures (i.e., whether or not a letter or referral from your physician is required, details required on receipts, etc.)

We are now able to directly bill to the following insurance companies: Blue Cross, Great West Life, Chamber of Commerce, Johnston Group, Cinup, First Canadian, Maximum Benefit, Industrial Alliance, and Equitable Life.

If your benefits are with any other company, clients are required to pay for treatment sessions at the time of the visit and will receive a receipt to submit for reimbursement. Several payments options are available for your convenience. We accept VISA, Mastercard, debit, or cash.

Anti-Aging

Motor Vehicle Accident

Motor Vehicle Accident Claims (MVA)

Come in for your free initial consultation.

Psychological services required as a result of a motor vehicle accident should be covered by your auto insurance.

We bill your insurance provider directly, so there are no out-of-pocket expenses for you.

See Motor Vehicle Accident claims (MVA) for more information.

Work Safety Insurance Board (WSIB)

We are a registered provider with WSIB. Pre-approval is required.

Are you on WSIB due to a workplace injury? We provide treatment services to assist in rehabilitation. A referral from WSIB will start the process. Have your nurse consultant or case manager call our office and we will contact you directly for an appointment. You must have a claim number.

See Work Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) for more information.

Work Safety Insurance Board (WSIB)

Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs

Eligible clients will be entitled to as many as 25 occurrences (up to one hour session) per calendar year for mental health benefits. Extensions may be requested if needed.

See Veterans Affairs Canada to learn more.

First Nations, Inuit, & Métis Services

Non-insured health benefits for First Nations and Inuit can be provided in office or online through telehealth.

The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program is a national program that provides coverage to eligible registered First Nations and Inuit.

Work Safety Insurance Board (WSIB)

A status card is required for participation. Under this program, Skerrett Psychology provides Short-Term Crisis Intervention Mental Health Counselling up to a maximum of 15 one-hour sessions. The client comes in for an initial assessment and funding is requested from Health Canada. Once approved, the client is able to return for counselling sessions. There is no fee to the client for the initial assessment if funding is not approved.

Skerrett Psychology also provides IRS RHSP Individual and Family Counselling. A client is eligible for IRS RHSP mental health support services if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Former IRS Student: A former IRS student regardless of the individual's status (First Nations, Inuit, Métis, non-status, non-Aboriginal) or place of residence within Canada (on or off-reserve) who have received the Common Experience Payments (CEP) or who are resolving their claim against Canada through the Independent Assessment Process (IAP), or are participating in Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) or commemoration events;
  • Family Members: The family of former IRS students is defined as spouse/partner, those raised by or raised in the household of a former IRS student and any relations who have experienced effects of intergenerational trauma associated with an eligible family member's time at an IRS

To learn about the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program and how to access it, visit Non-insured health benefits for First Nations and Inuit.

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