After being in and reporting a car accident in BC, ICBC can cover counselling therapy. ICBC pre-approves people with reported claims. You are initially limited to 12 sessions of counselling, massage therapy, acupuncture and kinesiology, and 25 sessions of physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment. Once you reach these limits, ICBC will cover more sessions if your doctor or ICBC’s medical adviser recommend more treatment.
These sessions must be scheduled within 12 weeks of the accident. If it has been more than 12 weeks since the date of your accident you must obtain approval from your Claims Specialist before you can schedule any counselling sessions.
Our team will invoice ICBC directly.
How to Apply:
- Notify ICBC of the motor vehicle collision. This can be done on-line through ICBC’s website or by calling 604-520-8222.
- Give ICBC a written report of the collision no later than 30 days from the date of the collision. This report must provide the details of the accident and its consequences.
- Provide ICBC with a proof of claim on the appropriate form within 90 days of the collision. Your ICBC adjuster will provide you with the appropriate form to complete.
Once you have your claim number, please book an appointment to start counselling today.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Canadian Clinical Counsellor (your extended health may provide benefits for services) holding a Masters of Counselling Psychology from City University and Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia.