Speech therapy, like any professional health service, can be expensive and is unfortunately not covered by OHIP. However, many private health insurance plans provide annual allotments to cover speech therapy services. In addition, government funds exist to assist children enrolled in the private school system to take advantage of speech therapy sessions through your local Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).
For a list of several CCAC providers please click on Speech Links or click on www.oaccac.on.ca/index.php to find the CCAC centre nearest to you.
In general, speech therapy sessions are billed at a rate of $130/hr. Many children quite understandably cannot maintain attention for a full hour and so sessions can be scheduled for 30 or 45 minute lengths and billed accordingly. A small surcharge is applied if Dana travels to your child’s home or school. Additional charges will also apply if a written report is required. Receipts will be provided and parents are encouraged to seek reimbursement through their private health insurer.
If you are interested in an in-service training session for your school, nursery or daycare, please contact Dana to discuss the specific needs of your organization.
While we recognize that life (particularly life with children!) can be hectic and unpredictable, please be considerate of your appointment dates and times.
In order to maintain the schedule and see all children promptly, it is necessary that you bring your child to his or her appointment ON TIME. You will be billed at the agreed hourly rate from the time you child's appointment was scheduled to start to the time it is completed.
If you are going to be late or need to reschedule an appointment, please contact Dana 24 HOURS PRIOR to make new arrangements. Appointments that have not been rescheduled will be billed at the agreed hourly rate for the FULL DURATION OF THE SCHEDULED SESSION.