#5, 620 1st Ave N.W., Airdrie, AB
T4B 2R3

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Why should I have a psychological assessment?

In- depth assessments can determine many disorders that are often disguised as behaviours like

hyperactivity, moodiness, lack of motivation, social problems, learning problems, oppositionality

(arguing, fighting), attention seeking, self harm, addiction, anxiety and depression. Assessments will, in most cases, determine why a person is struggling and strategies, resources, and treatment that will assist in recovery.

If you have been referred to a psychologist for a psychological assessment you will undergo a series of tests to determine how you compare to the average person over several areas. By completing tests that cover intelligence, behaviors, moods, learning or thinking, psychologists can determine if you meet criteria for a diagnosis of a psychological disorder. When it is determined that you meet criteria for a diagnosis, a detailed report is written to describe your test results, your diagnosis, and follow-up resources and treatment plans.

 

Most assessments take many hours to complete and have similar costs to other medical tests; however, psychology is only covered by personal benefit plans like a dentist or optometrist.

 

Alberta Blue Cross and Greenshield are two companies that currently have a direct-billing arrangement with psychologists.

 

Please call us for a half hour assessment no-cost consultation.

Assessment Fee List

Pre–appointment phone consult (30 mins in length)  .......................................................No Cost

Clinical Assessment and Letter for Medication (2 hours plus written letter) ............$400.00

Clinical Assessment with four sessions of counselling booked ....................................$750.00

Assessment for School Entry (I.Q. Assessment only) .......................................................$900.00

Assistance with FSCD, DTC Applications and Letters .......................................................$185.00

​Psychological / Educational Assessment/School ...........................................................$2,500.00

(Twelve hours minimum) 

Testing appointments (average of 3 hrs per appt.)

Scoring Assessment and Writing Report

Debrief of Final report (average 1hr) Parents, Adult or School

1 Client copy of Final Assessment Report

We can directly bill Blue Cross Alberta and Federal, Health Canada, and Greenshield.  If you do not have benefit insurance you are eligible to claim the invoice on your income tax as a medical benefit.  All services listed may be directly billed or reimbursed by your health benefit insurance.