Direct Billing

Insurance Coverage For British Columbians

In British Columbia, your Registered Massage Therapist is a health care professional that is recognized by:

Extended Health Care Benefit & Private Health Insurance Plans

Many British Columbians have extended health benefits through a workplace group insurance plan or through a private insurance plan. Coverage varies, often with an annual ceiling amount. Sometimes a physician’s referral is required for reimbursement of claims. Please check with your plan provider for details of your policy and any requirements.

*Please note that on occasion we are unable to proceed with direct billing, as some insurers do not provide specific information of payment amounts.  This may require us to void the claim and ask that you pay the full amount and submit the claim yourself.

Private Insurers we are able to direct bill:

Alberta Blue Cross

BPA

Canada Life (Great West Life)

Canadian Construction Workers Union

Chambers of Commerce

CINUP

ClaimSecure

Cowan Insurance Group

D.A. Townley

Desjardins Insurance

Empire Life

First Canadian

GMS Carriers 49 & 50

Green Shield Canada

GroupHEALTH

GroupSource

Industrial Alliance

Johnson Inc.

Johnston Group

La Capitale

LiUna Local 183 & 506

Manion

Manulife Financial

Maximum Benefit

Medavie Blue Cross

Pacific Blue Cross

People Corporation

RWAM

SSQ Insurance

Sun Life Financial

TELUS AdjudiCare

Union Benefits

UV Insurance

RCMP

We are able to bill Medavie Blue Cross for RCMP massage therapy coverage. A medical referral is required, please bring this with you to your first appointment.

* Chelsea is currently unable to provide direct billing services to Medavie Blue Cross.

Veterans Affairs (DVA)

We are able to directly bill Medavie Blue Cross for Canada’s Veterans that are covered for treatment through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Check with your DVA adjudicator regarding registered massage therapy coverage. A medical referral is required, please bring this with you to your first appointment.

* Chelsea is currently unable to provide direct billing services to Medavie Blue Cross.

ICBC

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, ICBC may cover your RMT treatment(s). For the first 12 weeks after your accident, you can receive treatment from an RMT for up to 12 visits. Some of our therapists offer direct billing to ICBC. Please contact us for more information.

Medical Services Plan

British Columbians on premium assistance (low income) can claim part of their visit to a Registered Massage Therapist through their British Columbia Medical Services Plan (MSP). MSP will contribute up to $23 per visit for up to ten (10) total visits to supplementary health care providers per year. Patients may be required to supplement the cost of the RMT visit.

We do not provide direct billing services to MSP.

WorkSafe BC

WorkSafeBC covers injured workers for their visits to a Registered Massage Therapist.

We are unable to accept injured workers claims and unable to treat any injuries related to an open WorkSafe BC claim.

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