We acknowledge that many people face barriers to accessing treatment.

 

There are many constraints related to finances, geography, childcare, scheduling, and more.
The ScoliClinic is committed to continually improving accessibility to our scoliosis-specific treatments.

We’ve created a list of trusted community resources that provide financial support for families.
Contact us if you’re considering applying for these programs – we can help you through the process.

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Direct Billing to Extended Medical Benefits

We appreciate that the integration of your appointments for your treatment plan may add strain to your monthly cash flow. The ScoliClinic is now able to bill directly to many extended medical providers for treatments provided by our Registered Physiotherapists and Registered Massage Therapists.

Logos of the insurance companies that The ScoliClinic can directly bill to

At this time, we’re able to direct bill to the following companies:

  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • Canada Life
  • Manulife Financial
  • Sun Life Financial
  • BPA – Benefit Plan Administrators
  • Canadian Construction Workers Union (C.C.W.U.)
  • Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
  • CINUP
  • Cowan
  • D.A. Townley
  • Desjardins Insurance
  • First Canadian
  • GroupHEALTH
  • GroupSource
  • GMS Carrier 49
  • GMS Carrier 50
  • Industrial Alliance
  • Johnson Inc.
  • Johnston Group
  • LiUna Local 183
  • LiUna Local 506
  • Manion
  • Maximum Benefit
  • TELUS AdjudiCare
  • RWAM Insurance Administrators
  • Union Benefits
  • People Corporation

Please note that plan coverage varies; please check your individual plan for details.

We submit the amounts at the end of every treatment session and receive a notification of the amounts that are eligible for coverage.

For any uncovered amounts or rejected submissions, we’ll require payment in full at that time and will provide you with a receipt if you’d like to process the submission on your own.

Payment methods accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Debit, cash, or cheque. Please note that we do NOT accept American Express.

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Jordan’s Principle

“Jordan’s Principle responds to unmet needs of First Nations children no matter where they live in Canada.

Different levels of government fund different services for First Nations children. As a result, it can be hard to figure out how to access necessary products, services and supports.

Under Jordan’s Principle, we can:

  • inform families about the help available for their child and how to access it
  • coordinate access to products, services and supports
  • provide funding when it’s needed to make sure products, services and supports are accessed without delay

On November 25, 2020, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) released a ruling about Jordan’s Principle eligibility. A child under the age of majority in their province or territory of residence can access Jordan’s Principle, if they permanently reside in Canada and if the child meets one of the following criteria:

  • is registered or eligible to be registered under the Indian Act
  • has one parent or guardian who is registered or eligible to be registered under the Indian Act
  • is recognized by their nation for the purposes of Jordan’s Principle
  • is ordinarily resident on reserve

The eligibility above replaces the CHRT interim motion ruling of February 2019.

To find out more about how to confirm with a First Nations official that a child is recognized by their nation (for the purposes of Jordan’s Principle), contact your regional focal point for Jordan’s Principle or the Jordan’s Principle Call Centre.”

 

Information quoted from their website here

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At Home Program

“The At Home Program is designed to support children and teens with a severe disability or complex health care needs. The program provides a range of medical items, equipment and services for eligible children and teens who would otherwise need to stay in the hospital if they didn’t have them.

This includes things like:

  • Medical equipment
  • Bio-medical equipment
  • Orthotics and splints
  • Audiology equipment and supplies
  • Medical supplies
  • School-aged extended therapies
  • Dental/orthodontic and optical benefits
  • Medical transportation
  • Medical services plan coverage”

Information quoted from their website here

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Autism Funding Unit

The AFU is an program through the Provincial Government of British Columbia’s Ministry of Children and Family Development.

“Autism funding helps pay for eligible services or supports that promote skill development for children living with autism.

Parents take the lead in prioritizing therapy goals for their child and deciding which services to use.This can be overwhelming, so feel free to contact an Autism Support Specialist to find out what you should do next. They have time to chat about your needs and provide guidance at any level: AutismInformation@gov.bc.ca | 1 844 878-4700.”

Information quoted from their website here

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Variety Club

“Variety – the Children’s Charity provides direct help to children in BC and the Yukon with funding for:

  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Mobility equipment and specialized therapies
  • Tuition & Tutoring
  • Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs)
  • Autism Assessments

Eligibility Requirements

Variety helps children who meet the following criteria:

  1. Children from birth to their 19th birthday.
  2. B.C. or Yukon resident for a minimum of three months with a valid Health Care Card.
  3. Qualified special need (medical/developmental) as recognized by a designated professional.
  4. Financial circumstance that limits the ability to afford the item or service required (Variety is currently able to consider requests from households with an annual income of up to $65,000).”

Information quote from their website here

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CKNW Kids’ Fund

“The CKNW Kids’ Fund strives to provide timely support to vulnerable kids with physical, mental and social challenges living in BC communities.

How we help:
1. We offer funding support for various therapies such as; speech, equestrian, occupational, music and physiotherapy
2. Provide financial assistance for wheelchairs, accessible van modifications, and other specialized medical equipment
3. Funding support for hearing and special computer aids, eye glasses and emergency dental care
4. Host our annual CKNW Kids’ Fund Picnic for over 3500 children with special needs
5. Provide funding support to send hundreds of children with special needs to summer camps
6. Support local organizations who provide programs for at-risk youth

The need is great! Often, families appeal to the CKNW Kids’ Fund after they have exhausted all other financial means to help their children, and thanks to the generous support from donors like you, they receive the help they desperately need.”

Information quoted from their website here

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TSC Connect: The ScoliClinic’s own YouTube Channel

Created with the intention of providing free information to anyone around the world with an internet connection, TSC Connect was launched as an online space to share all things Scoliosis. From free workouts, to interviews, to educational tidbits, we want to expand our reach to as many people as we can.

TSC Connect is powered by the teams at The ScoliClinic and The Scoliosis Collective, our sister clinic in Australia!