Cost & Coverage
Effective October 1, 2017
- 30 minutes $60 +3.00 GST
- 45 minutes $85 +4.25 GST
- 60 minutes $105 +5.25 GST
- 75 minutes $130 +6.50 GST
- 90 minutes $155 +7.75 GST
Debit, Cheque, Cash and E-transfer. Some RMTs accept credit cards with Square. We all offer direct billing for RCMP and DVA members. Direct billing to Pacific Blue Cross and Green Shield Canada is offered by some RMTs at this clinic. Please see profiles for billing options with each independent Registered Massage Therapist.
We as a clinic understand current climate and will continue to make every effort to keep our treatment valuable and cost effective while offering the highest quality earth friendly products and services available to the public. If you have any billing/invoicing questions please ensure these are answered before your treatment begins. Your healthcare is our greatest concern.
Gift Certificates Available
New patients are required to book a minimum of 45 minutes for their first appointment. Please note: A Neck and Shoulder Only treatment can be booked for a 30 minute session if you are a new patient. Please fill out the New Patient Intake form online before your scheduled appointment to assist with time management and required treatment protocol.
RMTs are regulated healthcare professionals in B.C. and the majority of extended health care plans cover Registered Massage Therapy appointments. Each plan provider will have different rules and coverage allowances so you will have to inquire about those details. There is no MD referral requirement to see a Registered Massage Therapist ~ however, your extended health care plan or policy may require a referral before reimbursing the treatments. Try to contact your Human Resources Officer at work for information or your insurance policy provider directly for essentials of your coverage. Registered Massage Therapy in BC is a Regulated Health Profession.
Summary: To see a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in BC you are not required to obtain a referral from a Doctor or any other medical professional. Some insurance companies will require a Medical Doctor's referral for massage therapy treatment reimbursement. Please check with your provider.
Patients eligible for MSP coverage ~ Premium Assistance
Please note that this includes any combination of treatments (10) from an RMT or other supplementary health benefit ~ chiropractic, physiotherapy, acupuncture, naturopathy and non-surgical podiatry. Patients with MSP coverage are still required to pay the entire private rate of any appointment booked. Note: An online application will be made for the patient's MSP coverage (reimbursement will come in the patient's name in the form of a cheque from the BC MSP program and not in the RMT's name) and may take several weeks for payment processing. Reimbursement of $23.00 per visit will be sent directly from MSP ~ Province of British Columbia, to the patient if eligible either to their home directly or to the clinic for retrieval. For more information on MSP Coverage please visit their webpage here.
All therapists at this clinic are registered providers with the BlueCross RCMP health plan and are able to bill the RCMP benefits directly. A doctor’s referral is required. Additionally, each officer will be required to fill out and sign an RCMP treatment form for direct billing.
There is a maximum of 25 thirty minute units paid per calendar year.
Once the maximum has been reached, the patient is allowed one half-hour visit every 14 days without further authorization.
For questions: Pacific Blue Cross ~ 1.888.261.4033 (Vancouver area ~ 604.419.2795).
Effective January 1st, 2014, RCMP members will no longer receive 25 units of massage therapy per calendar year. Instead, they will have $4800 to spend in total, per calendar year, for all of their supplementary health benefits including chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage therapy and acupuncture. This value does not include GST which can be billed in addition using the same code 0GST. The billing code remains the same for Massage Therapy services (249432) when billing Pacific Blue Cross directly. However, the additional visit code (249435) is no longer in effect.
RMTs are no longer limited by the $45/30 min treatment plus GST (and therefore $90/60 min, $135/90 min). RMTs will be reimbursed with your usual and customary fees (aka, what you would normally bill). For auditing purposes it’s a good idea to include the length of massage when billing.
DVA (Department of Veterans Affairs)
Call DVA at 1-866-811-6060 ext. 4 to determine whether Veteran is an A or B patient. Ask the VA officer for a patient authorization letter which will outline the conditions of the claim and the maximum annual amount specifically for that patient. A doctor's referral is required.
The Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) has made changes their benefits. Effective January 15th, 2015, the benefit code (249432) will change from $800/CY to 15 one-hour sessions per calendar year. (DVA pays up to 105.00 per treatment not including tax.)
For more information on this notice click here.
A doctor’s referral is no longer necessary for the first 12 treatments ~ typically these are re-imbursed at $23 per visit. All Ladner Massage Therapy therapists do accept ICBC-related claims. Please be aware that patients are expected to pay for their treatment at the time of each visit. It is the responsiblility of each post-MVA patient to submit receipts to ICBC for reimbursement. ICBC may or may not reimburse the full amount ~ please discuss this with your adjuster.
If you have to change or cancel your appointment we require a minimum of 24 hours notice. If you are unable to provide adequate notice, the full fee will be charged for your appointment. We understand that unexpected illnesses and emergencies may occur. Each case will be given thorough consideration by your Independent Associate Therapist. If we are able to fill your late cancellation there will be no charge. Repeat late cancellations and no shows are a deep concern for us. Cancelling within our standard 24 hour policy will help others benefit from treatment and help you avoid late cancellation fees. Please do not email your cancellation as message delivery is unpredictable.