Thrive Occupational Therapy Fees
Occupational Therapy services are available through NS Health Authority; however, you may have a lengthy wait time to be seen.
You may have coverage through extended benefits to access private Occupational Therapy services, which may cover all, or a large portion, of the assessment/sessions.
The following funding sources typically cover Occupational Therapy:
Extended Healthcare Benefits (e.g., Blue Cross, Green Shield, SunLife, etc.)
Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB)
Auto/Motor Vehicle Insurance Plans
Veteran’s Affairs Canada (VAC)
Department of National Defence (DND)
If you do not have extended benefits, or have exhausted your yearly limit, we also have private pay options available.
Please contact us to inquire further about our rates and for any other questions you may have.
Payment and Travel Fees
We provide direct billing to Blue Cross and Green Shield. For other insurance providers, we are able to provide receipts/invoices for you to submit your own claim.
If a home, school or daycare visit is requested, a travel fee will be charged. Our travel fee is the hourly rate prorated and rounded to the nearest 10 minutes. If you are interested in booking a home or community visit, please contact us directly and we will discuss the travel with you prior to the visit.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services
Please see below for our initial assessment options. Following the initial assessment, our therapists will work with you to create a family centred treatment plan as needed.
1) Initial Assessment: General
Our initial assessments are costed at $150. This consists of 50 minutes of direct observation and discussion regarding the identified concerns (e.g., toileting, feeding, dressing, emotional regulation, etc.). Following this, there will be 15 minutes for a summary and discussion with the parent or guardian. No report or written summary will be provided.
2) Sensory Processing Assessment:
For Sensory Processing initial assessments, we offer two options:
Sensory Assessment with Verbal Feedback - This assessment is costed at $150. This consists of 50 minutes of direct observation and discussion regarding sensory processing concerns. Following this, there will be 15 minutes for a summary and discussion with the parent or guardian. No report or written summary will be provided.
Sensory Assessment with Report - This assessment is costed at $350. This consists of a 1-hour assessment, including a standardized measure assessment (the Sensory Profile). A report with written recommendations will follow, and can be expected typically within 3 weeks from the assessment date. For extended health benefits, this cost can be broken into two portions (direct assessment & time for report writing).
3) Handwriting Assessment:
For Handwriting initial assessments, we offer two options:
Handwriting Assessment with Verbal Feedback – This assessment is costed at $150. This consists of 50 minutes of direct observation and discussion regarding handwriting concerns. Following this, there will be 15 minutes for a summary and discussion with the parent or guardian. No report or written summary will be provided.
Handwriting Assessment with Report – This assessment is costed at $300.00. This consists of a direct 1-hour standardized assessment, followed by a short summary report and recommendations. Reports can be expected typically within 3 weeks following the assessment date.
4) Follow-up Sessions:
If, following an initial assessment, subsequent sessions are recommended, these are costed at $120 / hour. Sessions include 45-50 minutes of direct time with you and your child, followed by 10-15 minutes for the therapist to take notes, plan the next session, and clean up before the next client.
5) Lego Therapy:
Weekly 60 minute group (3-4 children) sessions for a block of 6 sessions (with options to renew). Groups will run in 6 - week blocks at a time and fees for the 6 weeks will be taken upfront for the 6 weeks. These groups are suitable for children between the ages of 4-12 years. Group sessions will be run by one of our Occupational Therapists at our clinic space at the Mumford Professional Centre.
Adult OT Fees
*Please contact us directly to obtain a quote for adult assessment, consultation, and treatment service rates*
Occupational Therapy assessments and sessions are completed within the home, workplace or community setting. Virtual assessments and sessions may also be offered, on a case-to-case basis.