Fees & Financial Considerations
Payment options include cash, cheque, Interac, and most major credit cards.
Many extended health benefit plans will cover a portion of the cost of psychological services, may also be claimed through Health Spending Accounts, and may qualify as a medical expense for income tax purposes. Clients are encouraged to contact their extended health benefits provider to determine their coverage for psychological services.
Clients are billed directly for services rendered and a detailed receipt is provided to submit for reimbursement. Direct billing is available for several insurance companies.
Considerations for Post-Secondary Students
For students with permanent disabilities, the Canada Student Grants program may cover a significant portion of the cost of your assessment (up to $1700), and may provide grants to assist you with services, equipment, education, and living costs.
Missed Appointments & Cancelation Policy
I do not bill my clients for missed appointments. Please provide as much notice as possible if you must reschedule your appointment.
Protecting Your Privacy
The information you provide a psychologist during the course of assessment is confidential with exceptions as mandated by law (i.e., "duty to report" when a minor is in need of protection; when disclosure is necessary to prevent immediate and grave harm to your life, someone else's life, or public safety; or if your file is subpoenaed).
Contact with others involved in your care (e.g., teachers, physicians) will be discussed with you in advance and is only done with your consent.
My record keeping practices are in accordance with the College of Alberta Psychologists Standards of Practice regarding the maintenance and retention of records. All documentation is secured in locked filing cabinets and electronic data (e.g., assessment reports) are encrypted and password-protected.