You do not require a referral but psychological treatment is NOT covered by Medical Services Plan (MSP). However treatment is often covered by Extended Health Benefits (at least partially) when you are seeing a Registered Psychologist like me. There is typically a limit to the number of sessions or the total amount allowed per calendar year. Before coming to the first appointment, it is important to check the agreement between the employer and insurance provider to find out how much will be reimbursed and what requirements are needed for this.
The typical number of sessions varies depending on the treatment needs. We can discuss this in the first couple sessions which is the evaluation stage. Typically sessions are about 55 minutes in length. My cost for treatment is $180.00 per clinical hour. Payment is required at the beginning of each session. We accept cash, cheque, debit, and credit card.
Please note, 24 hour notice is required to cancel an appointment or the full amount will be billed to the client.