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Information on Insurance Coverage

Please see our policies below for more information regarding insurance, receipts and invoices. It is the responsibility of the participant to confirm whether the program*, facilitator, and service is covered by their private insurance company prior to registration.

1. Third-Party Private Insurance Coverage

If you have employee benefits or third-party private insurance, it may cover all or part of the cost of a therapeutic program. Please check the facilitator(s) profession(s) for the program you wish to take, and confirm the facilitator profession is covered by your insurance and also that the program is not an excluded service for that profession.

A. Verification of Coverage

It is your responsibility to contact your insurance provider and confirm what health professions your plan covers (e.g. Clinical Psychologist C.Psych, Registered Psychotherapist RP, Social Worker RSW, Occupational Therapist OT, Naturopath ND, Registered Nurse RN). You will also want to make sure that your coverage includes the type of group therapy in question (whether online group therapy is included) – sometimes there are restrictions on the particular services covered by a given health profession.

B. Attendance Requirements

In order to receive an insurance receipt, you must have attended a minimum number of sessions as per the summary below.

  • MBCT program – attend a minimum of 6 sessions
  • MBSR program – attend a minimum of 6 sessions
  • MSC program – attend a minimum of 7 sessions
  • Mindfully-Informed CBT program – attend a minimum of 8 sessions

C. Insurance Receipts

Your third-party insurance provider will require an itemized receipt that details the therapy you received. The Centre cannot issue an insurance receipt until the final session of the program.

As your program draws to a close, you will be asked to complete an Insurance Receipt Request Form. This request form asks for your full name, mailing address, and date of birth all of which will be included on your insurance receipt.

The receipt will be signed by the program facilitator and will include her/his professional credentials, registration number, and mailing address. Insurance receipts will not be available prior to program completion.

D. Insurance Documentation

To assist with your verification of insurance coverage, we are pleased to provide sample insurance receipts for the following programs.

Upon request, we can also provide a program invoice, a letter of acceptance, or a confirmation of registration. For such documentation, please email info@mindfulnessstudies.com.

E. Bursary Participants

Please note that if you received a bursary to take one of our programs, you are not eligible to receive an insurance receipt. We encourage those with third-party insurance to pay for their own programs as our bursary spots are limited.

*Most of our therapeutic programs are eligible for insurance coverage. However, our introductory workshops, silent retreats, and professional development courses can not be claimed. 

2. Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) Coverage

Many of our therapeutic programs have an MD facilitator who is paid by OHIP. These programs therefore require a valid OHIP card which must be brought to the Orientation & Interview session. For those who wish to take these programs but do not have a valid OHIP card, you can opt to use the “Non-OHIP” ticket option when registering, which will result in a slightly higher fee for the program.

Personal Programs

Start: Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00 am
Start: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Start: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Start: Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Professional Development

Start: Friday, October 6, 2017 - 9:30 am
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Start: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 4:00 pm
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