Service Fees and Payment Method
I charge the recommended fee for service as outlined by the Psychologists Association of Alberta, which is $220 per 50 minute appointment. Payment is due at the end of each session. I accept payment by cash, credit or debit, cheque, or e-transfer. Direct billing is possible depending on your insurance provider.
You will receive a receipt to submit for reimbursement from your insurance provider. Please confirm your coverage with your healthcare provider prior to the first appointment. Questions you may want to ask your insurance provider include:
(1) Does your coverage include psychological care?
(2) What is your maximum coverage per year?
(3) When does your coverage renew/rollover?
Psychological Services can be Tax-Deductible
If you see a psychologist, your services are GST-exempt and you can claim any portion you pay out of pocket as a medical expense to reduce your income tax. If you pay your psychologist but are reimbursed partially by insurance, you can claim the amount you were not reimbursed for on your taxes.
Insurance Coverage and Confidentiality
Using insurance coverage does not mean your insurance company has access to any information beyond dates and costs of service. Except for auto and disability insurance, no diagnosis or assessment is required for insurance to cover psychological services and your psychologist does not need to submit reports to your insurance provider.
Scheduled appointments can be cancelled without charge if at least 24 hours’ notice is given. A fee of $50 will be assessed for any appointment cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice. A missed appointment without cancellation will be charged at $50 for the first occurrence, but any further missed appointments will be charged at the regular hourly rate of $220 per 50 minute appointment.
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