Rates and Fees at Bedford Psychologists
At Bedford Psychologists, the rate for therapy is $170 per hour for therapy. Psychoeducational, ADHD, IQ, and Learning Disorder assessments are charged at a rate of $175 / hour. As is standard practice for psychologists, assessment fees are also charged for report writing, scoring, interviews, testing, and a feedback session.
We are happy to offer a discounted therapy rate of $160 for university or college students. Please check with your university health plan or student association - most schools in Nova Scotia provide coverage for private practice psychologists.
Forms of Payment Accepted
Mastercard, Visa, Interac, and cash are accepted.
Unlike some psychology clinics in Nova Scotia, we do not charge an additional "processing fee" (which can be an extra 3% on top of the base rate) if you use a credit card. Furthermore, we do not charge any additional taxes (e.g., HST, GST, etc). The final amount charged for service is exactly the rate as stated above - absolutely no extra taxes or charges.
Unfortunately, fees for psychologists (or therapists in general) in Nova Scotia are not covered by your general health plan (MSI). However, many insurance plans (whether private, through work or school, etc.) do cover psychological services. In general, if your insurance plan covers vision or dental care it is likely that you also have coverage for a psychologist. Please check with your insurance company if you are unsure of what your plan covers.
At tax time, you can claim your fees from Bedford Psychologists, so save your receipts. Fees can be claimed under the Medical Expense Tax Credit.