Aboriginal Resources and Education Partners:
- The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program’s Mental Health Counselling (MHC) benefit is intended to provide coverage for mental health counselling to address crisis situations when no other mental health services are available and/or being provided. This benefit is intended to support the provision of immediate psychological and emotional care to individuals in significant distress to stabilize their condition, minimize potential trauma from an acute life event, and, as appropriate, transition them to other mental health supports.
- The MHC benefit provides up to a maximum of 15 one-hour sessions per mental health crisis over a 20 week period.Eligible billable services under the MHC benefit may include:
- Initial assessment (maximum of 2 one hour sessions) performed by an enrolled provider; and
- Counselling sessions on a fee-for-service basis as per Prior Approval Form (e.g. individual, family, or group counselling).