Fees and Insurance coverage?
The Ottawa Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre offers rates comparable with other psychotherapy and counselling practices. Currently OHIP does NOT cover the cost of counselling or psychotherapy services. If you have medical coverage through your employer or individual plan, before your appointment please contact your insurance company as many insurance plans do cover a portion of the services we provide. Be sure to understand the procedure for reimbursement, verify if you need a physician’s referral (some plans require this), what psychological services are covered by your policy, and if your insurer reimburses a percentage fee per visit or set amount per visit with a maximum reimbursement per year.
Ask your insurance company if they reimburse services provided by a “Social Worker”, by a “Psychotherapist” or by a “Professional supervised by a Psychologist”.
Please speak with your therapist regarding hourly rates and payment methods. Hourly rates range from $120-$160 per hour and payments methods accepted include cash, cheque, credit or e-mail transfer. Some of our counsellors provide a sliding fee scale, if you need it, please ask your councellor for affordable counselling.
Cancelling your Appointment
If it is necessary to cancel your appointment, we require that you provide your therapist 24 hours notice. If 24 hours notice is not provided, we reserve the right to bill you for the session.