Psychological services are not covered by OHIP and with the ever shrinking health care dollar this situation is unlikely to change. 

Self Paying Clients

My fee schedule is in accordance with the OPA Guidelines and this is my standard fee for Insurance, WSIB, and Government referrals. I have a sliding scale for other referrals of $200 per session. I accept payment by cash, check, or credit card. If reports are required, I charge the full OPA rate.

Although psychological services are not covered by OHIP, there are several other forms of coverage that may be available.

Workplace Safety & Insurance Board

Psychological services may be covered for workers whose injury involves unresolved pain and disability or Post Traumatic Stress. The Workplace Safety & Insurance Board does not extend coverage to workers suffering from job related stress or depression but may for harassment. The Board will cover the cost of the initial assessment and authorize treatment if deemed necessary to the individual's recovery.

Veterans, Military, & Police

Veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and police may have coverage through their respective agencies.

Extended Health Care Plans

Most individuals who are employed by larger companies have limited coverage for psychological services through employee benefit packages. Coverage is usually set at a yearly maximum of $500 to $1000.

Criminal injuries Compensation Board

Individuals who have been the victims of a violent crime may have treatment covered through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.

Short Term & Long Term Disability

Some insurance companies may be willing to pay for a number of sessions provided the focus is on a return to work.

Please call or email me to discuss what coverage you may have.

© Robert Schnurr 2012