Most benefit packages include coverage for an MSW or an RSW, however please check with your benefits provider prior to your first session to determine whether or not you have coverage for counselling.
Insurance Designation: Tanielle holds a Masters of Social Work (MSW) and is a Registered Social Worker (RSW)
No - Therapy and counselling is only covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) when it is provided by a qualified GP or psychiatrist.
Yes - Counselling services provided by a Registered Social Worker (RSW) have been able to be claimed as a medical expense when filing your income tax return since September 26, 2012. Registered Social Workers are considered “medical practitioners” for the purposes of claiming medical expenses on your tax return.
Students at Wilfrid Laurier University, The University of Waterloo and Conestoga College are eligible for coverage. See information below for more information and click the links for more details.