Unfortunately, the services of registered psychologists in private practice are not covered by OHIP. However, many extended health benefit plans provide coverage for the services of a registered psychologist. Clients should evaluate their extended health benefits to determine their level of available coverage. Fees for psychological services that are not covered by extended health benefits can be claimed as medical expenses on your personal income tax return. The fees of psychologists are set according to guidelines outlined by the Ontario Psychological Association. Currently therapy services are being billed at $185 per hour of treatment.
Payment is due at the end of each session. You will be provided with a receipt that can be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement or that can be used for income tax purposes. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or e-transfer.