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Confidentiality and Privacy
Our services are offered in a confidential manner. The nature of psychological services involves sharing personal information with your therapist. At the OPC it is our intention to comply fully with Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronics Documents Act and the Ontario Personal Health Information Protection Act. Accordingly, we collect, retain and distribute personal information in according with the detailed provisions of these Acts.
In keeping with the provisions of these Acts, upon your arrival at the OPC you will receive a Statement of Understanding that details our policies on Confidentiality and Privacy.
Fees and Extended Health Benefits
We charge a fee for our services. Your private health insurance may cover some of the fee. Check with your plan or insurance provider to see if therapy is covered. Your therapist will discuss the fee with you during your first session. Clinical interns on our staff allow us to offer a limited number of therapy sessions at a reduced fee.
EAP – Employee Assistance Plan
The Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre is also an Employee Assistance Plan provider for a number of organizations. Please check with your Human Resources Department about your coverage and benefits.