Insurance Coverage for British Columbians
Your Registered Massage Therapist is a recognized health care profession in British Columbia by:
Extended Health Care Group Benefit Plans
Many British Columbians have extended health benefits through a workplace group insurance plan. Coverage varies, often with an annual ceiling amount. Sometimes a physician’s referral is required for reimbursement of claims. Check with your plan.
Medical Services Plan
British Columbians on premium assistance (low income) can claim part of their visit to a Registered Massage Therapist through their British Columbia Medical Services Plan (MSP). MSP will contribute up to $23 per visit for up to ten (10) total visits to supplementary health care providers per year. Patients may be required to supplement the cost of the RMT visit.
WorkSafeBC covers injured workers for their visits to a Registered Massage Therapist. An injured worker must inform the Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) if the visit is due to a workplace injury. Not all RMTs accept injured workers claims.
British Columbians injured in automobile accidents have ICBC insurance. Check with your ICBC adjuster regarding registered massage therapy coverage.
Veterans Affairs (DVA)
Canada’s Veterans are covered for treatment through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Check with your DVA adjudicator regarding registered massage therapy coverage. A medical referral is required.
RCMP have massage therapy coverage. A medical referral is required.