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Extended Health Plans / Benefits
Most extended health plans / benefits in Canada will cover acupuncture treatments in amounts from $100 - $1000 annually. Please contact your insurance provider directly to inquire about the details of your coverage (as coverage varies by company and plan). Some carriers of extended health benefits in Canada are: Great West Life, ManuLife, Sun Life, Green Shield and Blue Cross. We will directly bill your insurance provider for you and any amount owing, not covered by your insurance policy, will be due at the time of treatment.
Medical Services Plan of British Columbia (MSP)
The Medical Services Plan of British Columbia (MSP) with 'premium assistance' will cover $23.00 towards each acupuncture treatment up to a maximum of 10 treatments per year if your income is less than or equal to $28,000 annually. We will bill MSP for you directly and you will be required to pay the difference in treatment cost after your treatment.
All appointments must be pre-approved in writing from your WCB case manager before starting treatment. All cases are evaluated by WCB on a case-by-case basis and may require evaluation by a primary healthcare practitioner and a note approving treatment.
Starting April 1st 2019 individuals involved in a MVA under ICBC insurance will be eligible (from the date of injury) to receive 12 acupuncture treatments over two weeks time without requiring any pre-approval. In the event more treatment is required approval can be sought through your ICBC claims representative and will be granted based on treatment progress and patient need.
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), with a Doctor's referral and an identification card number, will cover $70 towards your first acupuncture treatment and $60 towards subsequent treatments, up to a maximum of 15 treatments per year. Please present both your Doctor's referral and identification card number on your first visit and you will be issued an approval number. Payment of the difference owing is required at the time of each appointment. CJR Acupuncture will submit paperwork to the DVA to cover the additional cost.