Although counselling fees are not covered under the BC Medical Services Plan, many workplace health benefit plans (like those of Great West Life, Manulife, and Pacific Blue Cross) do include counselling coverage that reimburse you for visits to a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). Your insurance company or Human Resources department will be able to advise you on this. Some Extended Health Plans will also cover some of the cost of counselling. It is important to refer to your plan manual for details.
If you find that RCC visits are not covered under your plan, you may want to ask your employer to request a small change to the plan’s coverage. This isn’t difficult, does not cost the employer anything, and at the same time increases employee benefits. Often, plans will cover visits to a Psychologist but not an Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). By adjusting the plan to include RCC’s, your counselling dollars, and benefit contributions, will actually go further.
Many people benefit greatly from coming to counselling to help them deal with life more easily. If you do not have a plan that covers some of the cost of counselling, you will likely still find it very worthwhile to pay for some counselling sessions.
Payment is due in full at the time of each session. You can pay by cash, cheque, or online through paypal using credit card, debit card, or bank transfer.