Fees & Financial Considerations
Fees are current as of January 1, 2019. Although psychological services are not covered through Alberta Health Services, many extended health plans will cover a portion of the cost of psychological services and can also be claimed through Health Spending Accounts. Extended health benefit policies vary in their coverage for psychological services. Please contact your benefits provider to determine your coverage for psychological services.
Payment options include: cheque, etransfer, cash, and most major credit cards.
Psychological services are exempt from GST and may qualify as a medical expense for income tax purposes. Clients are typically billed directly for services rendered and a detailed receipt will be provided to you to submit to your extended benefits provider for reimbursement.
DIRECT BILLING is now available for Alberta Blue Cross, Green Shield Canada, Great-West Life, The Cooperators, Equitable Life, NexgenRx, Desjardins Insurance, First Canadian, Industrial Alliance, Johnston Group Inc., Maximum Benefit, Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance, CINUP, Cowan, First Canadian, SSQ Financial Group.
Considerations for Post-Secondary Students
The Canada Student Grants program may cover a portion of the cost of your assessment, up to $1700.
Missed Appointments & Cancelation Policy
I do not bill my clients for missed appointments, but 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 written 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.