Professional Fees

Exploratory meeting             no charge (30-45 minutes)

Screening                             $40

Assessment                          fee varies; contact us for information

Treatment                             $110/hr with speech-language pathologist

                                             

LSVT LOUD                         $1600/16 sessions

Payment is due at time of service or within two weeks.

Fees are structured to cover the time during an appointment plus time spent doing analysis, documentation, planning for treatment, preparation of materials, and correspondence. For an assessment, for example, for every hour spent face-to-face with the clinician, there is at least two hours of analytical work and documentation involved. Fees also cover the cost of assessment and treatment materials. Assessment and treatment services provided by a speech-language pathologist are HST exempt.

 

Continuing Care Centre Visits

Services are available to residents of continuing care centres (long term care / nursing homes) at their place of residence. These visits are provided by Pamela Coulter, S-LP within Dartmouth, peninsular Halifax, Eastern Passage, and Cole Harbour (contact for information about areas served). There is no extra charge for these visits. 

Home Visits

Home visits for treatment are available with Jennika Soles. They are available within 20km of Shoreline's office (contact with inquiries) - Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Cole Harbour. An additional fee of $0.58/km (round trip) is charged for home visits. For example, if an individual lived 10km from Shoreline, they would be billed an additional $11.60 [(10km x 2) x $0.58] for the visit to cover the costs associated with travel.

Methods of Payment

Cash

Exact cash amounts only please; change is not available.

E-Transfer

If submitting an e-transfer, please use the email address pcoulter@shoreline-speech.com.

Cheque

Please make cheques payable to Shoreline Speech Therapy.

Any fees related to cheques with insufficient funds will be payable by the client.

Credit and Interac

Shoreline accepts all major credit cards and Interac.

Insurance

Please speak to your insurance provider to inquire about coverage for speech-language pathology services. For those with coverage, services provided by a speech-language pathologist are eligible.

E-claims can be submitted by Shoreline on behalf of Blue Cross and Green Shield clients. Any amount not covered will be detailed in an invoice and will be be payable by the client. 

 

For clients of other insurance providers (e.g., Great-West Life, Manulife), professional fees will be due at time of service. You will be provided with a detailed invoice to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement.

Workers' Compensation Claims

For services related to a workers' compensation claim, professional fees are due at the time of service. You will be provided with a detailed invoice to submit for reimbursement.

Department of Community Services

If you receive support through the Disability Support Program, there are times when coverage may be available for S-LP services. 

According to section 7.4.2. of the Disability Support Program policy, the cost of speech therapy services may be approved when "they are not available through insured services and the lack of availability creates a significant impact on the health and safety of the participant."

The Department of Community Services requires that persons first seek services through the public service (e.g., Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres). The Department of Community Services considers coverage for private speech therapy:

  1. where there is no public service available, or

  2. the wait list is long, and

  3. all private insurance coverage has already been used.

In these cases, the department may consider coverage of private services until public services are available.

Written documentation from a qualified health care practitioner (e.g., S-LP) must accompany the request for therapy. 

For more information, please contact the Department of Community Services Disability Support Program:

https://novascotia.ca/coms/disabilities/index.html

Disability Support Program Policy: https://novascotia.ca/coms/disabilities/documents/Disability_Support_Program_Policies.pdf​

 

Shoreline Speech Therapy

Paddlers Cove Professional Centre

300 Prince Albert Rd., Suite 215, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 4J2

info@shoreline-speech.com

phone (902) 405-7858 or (902) 219-3065 

fax (902) 704-5444

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