Is Hypnosis Covered by Insurance and other FAQs

Is Hypnosis Covered by Insurance and other FAQs

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY EXTENDED HEALTH INSURANCE OR OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDING?

OHC is pleased to have a Registered Clinical Psychologist available to supervise the work we do in the clinic. In most cases, hypnosis is NOT covered by insurance. However, you will have to check with your individual provider to find out if they cover sessions supervised by a registered psychologist and to what extent. Please be aware that some insurance plans will only cover services directly provided by a registered psychologist, while others will also cover services by a facilitator working under the supervision of a registered psychologist. It is important confirm the details of your coverage with your plan provider as the services supervised by our psychologist has a different fee structure. Please note that you will be required to pay for your services and submit receipts we provide to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Other sources of funding may include Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and motor vehicle insurance (if the issues are related to a car accident).

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST AND SOMEONE WORKING UNDER A REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST’S SUPERVISION?

All of the associates at our Centre have years of training and experience in providing expert hypnosis to deal with a wide range of issues. Some are registered psychotherapists and others are hypnotists with educational backgrounds related to counselling, and other mental health disciplines. Each has specialized training in their chosen areas of expertise.
Supervision by our registered psychologist is provided to all practitioners at the Clinic who need it for insurance purposes.

DO I NEED A REFERRAL FROM MY DOCTOR TO SEE SOMEONE AT YOUR CENTRE?

We do not require you to have a referral from your doctor; however, some insurance companies may require one before they reimburse you. Please check with your insurance provider as to what their exact requirements are.

I HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO YOUR CENTRE/ I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOMEONE AT YOUR CENTRE. WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

Congratulations on taking the first step! The next step would be to call us at 416-489-0333 and speak with our client care facilitator. You may be asked a few questions about your reason for calling. This information will be used to book you either a FREE consult or first appointment.

You can rest assured that all information received will remain completely confidential and that we only ask for as much as is needed to schedule your appointment. Feel free to browse our site for more information on our experts. If you come across one that stands out to you, please feel free to mention your preference and we will do orr best to assign you to that particular facilitator.

I WOULD LIKE TO REFER SOMEONE TO YOUR CENTRE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

We generally prefer that the client calls us him/herself at 416-489-0333. If the client is not able to make the call, then he/she can have a counsellor, social worker, etc. make the call on his/her behalf. Parents, of course, are able to call on behalf of their children.

IS THERE A WAITING LIST AT YOUR CENTRE?

Clients are seen in a timely manner, and we do not have a waiting list per se. Typically you can expect to have an available appointment within 48 hours depending on availability.

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY OHIP?

Unfortunately counselling and other psychological services are not covered by OHIP, unless they are provided by a G.P. psychotherapist or psychiatrist. For more details on OHIP coverage, please consult the Ministry of Health.

I KNOW THAT OHIP COVERS PSYCHIATRISTS. ARE THERE ANY PSYCHIATRISTS AT YOUR CENTRE?

We do not have any psychiatrists at our Centre at this time.

I WAS TOLD THAT I COULD BE SEEN BY AN INTERN. WHAT IS AN INTERN?

Interns are post-graduate students of our hypnosis training who are doing practicum training at our Centre in partial fulfillment of their certification requirements. They are advanced students who receive training and supervision in hypnosis. Please note that “supervision” does not refer to having someone else in the room or to having your session taped. All sessions are one-on-one and your privacy is completely respected. Services offered by interns are understood by clients to be for the intern’s training as well and the intern may not have the level of expertise of OHC Associates. These sessions are offered at a discounted rate. Contact the office for more details and to join the waiting list to see one of our interns.

DO YOU HAVE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OF REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS?

Appointments can be arranged from 8am-7pm, depending upon availability. We make every effort to accommodate clients’ schedules. Please consult the client care co-ordinator to find a time that works for both of you.

DO YOU OFFER WORKSHOPS AND/OR COURSES FOR THERAPISTS AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS?

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