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Insurance Information

My counselling services are often covered by personal insurance policies. I advise each potential client to call their insurance company and inquire about their coverage. Each person's plan can differ in coverage even for individuals working in the same company and/or with the same insurance company. 


I am an approved provider for Veterans Affairs Canada, Health Association of Nova Scotia (HANS), Public Service Commission of Nova Scotia, Non Insured Health Benefits and many others. 


Here is a list of known approved programs and companies. You may still have coverage even if your company's name is not on this list. Please contact your insurance plan to confirm. 

▪  Admiral Insurance

▪  First Nations and Inuit Health

▪  Halifax Local Union No. 56 United Associations of Journeymen and Apprentices
of the Plumbing, Steamfitters and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and
Canada

▪  Halifax Professional Fire Fighters Association

▪  Halifax Regional Police Association

▪  Health Association Nova Scotia (HANS)

▪  Interim Federal Health Program Providing Services to Newcomers

▪  International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Local 625

▪  J. D. Irving

▪  Kohltech International

▪  Ledwidge Lumber

▪  Local 615 Mainland Nova Scotia Labourers

▪  Manulife Financial Employees

▪  NSGEU

▪  O’Regans

▪  Professional Association of Residents – Maritime Provinces Dalhousie Medical

School Residents

▪  Public Service Commission of Nova Scotia

▪  RWAM Insurance Administrators

▪  Shaw Group Policy #91911

▪  Sobeys Corporate

▪  Tandus Flooring Limited

▪  Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), Program of Choice - 12 (POC-12)


I am also a direct provider through Blue Cross and Green Shield. Desjardins, Great West Life, Manlife and Sun Life Financial may provide coverage for counselling services under your plan. 


Regardless if your workplace/ insurance company is on this list, it is a good idea to call your insurance company and ask them about your specific coverage and their reimbursement process. Here are some questions you can ask.


Do I need a doctors referral?

How much coverage do I have for counselling? 

Is there a deductible?

What professional title do you require of my counsellor? 

How do I submit receipts for reimbursement?


Are your services covered by MSI?

No, MSI does not normally cover counselling services  in private practice

Can I claim fees for counselling services on my taxes.

Yes, counselling services are able to be claimed as a medical expense. 

Some Weekend and Evening Appointments Available

Contact

Janice Hartley Counselling Services

36 Brookshire Crt, Suite 200, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 4E9, Canada

(902) 412 1557

Hours

Open Daily

Some evening and weekend appointments available