Typically, the fee per session (usually about an hour in length) is $150.
Is the service covered by OHIP?Is the service covered by OHIP?
No, the only services covered by OHIP are those provided by medical practitioners.
Is there coverage for fees from any source?Is there coverage for fees from any source?
Yes. Nearly all employers offer benefit packages in some form that will cover the fees of certain practitioners. These plans vary widely and you are advised to check with the your human resources department or benefit package information booklet to determine what and who your specific plan will cover and for how much (annual limits of coverage).
Auto insurance or WSIB benefits will generally cover the costs of services, if approved by the insurer or WSIB claim administrator.
Victim Services provides funding on referral from the Victim Quick Response Program.
If you are a rostered patient of the Stratford Family Health Network, Ministry of Health-funded services may be available on direct referral from your family physician or affiliated health professional. Please consult your doctor for details.
Do I need to be referred by my doctor?Do I need to be referred by my doctor?
Are my sessions confidential?Are my sessions confidential?
Absolutely. Regardless of how you are referred (EAP, self-referral, physician-referral, etc.), all counselling sessions are held in complete confidence. No information is released to any recipient without your written and informed consent.