What are the costs?
The practice offers an hourly rate. However, service rates may vary depending on the length, type, and location of services. Please contact the practice to obtain more information about rates.
Are private services covered by health insurance plans?
Many health insurance plans provide coverage for private speech-language pathology services. Usually if services are covered by an insurance policy, there is a maximum annual amount. Please check with your individual health insurance provider to request details pertaining to your specific coverage plan.
Why pay for speech-language pathology services when I can receive free services through the public health care system?
Speech-language pathology public services are available, free of charge, to children and adults in the province. However, some important reasons for considering private services include:
- There can be lengthy waitlists for people seeking to receive public services.
- There are often limitations to the frequency that public services can be offered (i.e., consultation model, block therapy).
- There can be less flexibility in the timing of appointments within the public system.
- There may be less direct one-on-one treatment time offered within the public system.
People often decide to supplement public services with private services.