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Q: Is Psychotherapy treatment covered by my government health insurance?

posted on May 26, 2017

A: That depends on which province you call home.  In Ontario, psychotherapy performed by a medical doctor is covered.  Sometimes, psychotherapy practiced by a psychologist or social worker associated with a hospital or clinic is also covered, but waiting lists can be long, and treatments are usually time-limited.  Workplace extended health benefits usually provide limited coverage of sessions with psychologists or social workers.  Same with EAP (employee assistance programs).

Check with your provincial health plan to see how psychotherapy is covered in your province.