Dr. Daniel Chorney & Associates

helping families.
Fees for Treatment & Assessment
Psychological services are billed at $170 per therapy hour (50 minutes). The initial appointment is 90 minutes in duration ($255). These fees are consistent with those recommended by the Association for Psychologists of Nova Scotia (www.apns.ca). The fees for private practice psychological services (assessment and treatment) are not covered by Nova Scotia's MSI (Medical Services Insurance) Program. Payment for each session is collected at the beginning of each meeting, allowing everyone involved to focus entirely on the problems at hand. Services provided by a Registered Psychologist can be claimed as a medical expense and are tax-deductible.

*Please note that beginning March 5th, 2018 our fees will increase to that recommended by our provincial psychology body (apns.ca). This will be $190 per therapy hour (50min) and $285 for the Initial Appointment.

Payments Accepted
We accept debit/Interac payments, VISA, MasterCard, or cash. Unfortunately, cheques are not accepted. There is no tax/HST on psychological services as this is health related service.

Cancellation Policy
Appointment times are reserved exclusively for your use. We require a minimum of 24hrs cancellation notice from the time of the appointment in order to have the opportunity to offer that time to another individual.

Appointments can easily be cancelled or rescheduled by using our
online scheduling system, by contacting (902) 444-1160 and leaving a voicemail for your specific psychologist, or by directly emailing the psychologist you are scheduled with (emails on the "Contact" page). Appointments cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24hrs notice will be charged the full cost of the session. This includes your first appointment.

Please note that multiple cancelled initial appointments (first appointments) will result in you being referred to another practice.



Insurance
A number of private or supplementary health care insurance programs will pay either a portion or all of the costs associated with seeing a registered psychologist. It can be helpful to talk to your insurance provider or employer to determine what you (or your children) may be eligible for.

Please be aware that at this time we do
not offer direct billing to insurance companies. All required fees are paid at the beginning of each appointment, and you will be provided with an original receipt for fees/services paid that can be provided to your insurance company for later reimbursement. Some providers (e.g., Blue Cross) also offer the option to be reimbursed at local "Quick Pay" stations in Halifax and Dartmouth so you do not have to wait to be reimbursed. Please do not hesitate to ask about insurance during your initial call to the practice and we will try to assist you whenever possible (please also see section below on questions to ask your insurance provider).

You may wish to ask your insurance provider the following questions:
1) Do I have coverage for mental health services or to see a registered psychologist?
2) What is my deductible for these services, and has it been met?
3) What is the coverage amount per therapy/treatment session?
4) Do I require a referral or approval from a physician for coverage?
5) When does my coverage re-new?
6) Who in my family is covered and for what amount(s)?


who we are
Chorney & Associates is a group of registered clinical psychologists practicing in the center of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
contact us
Telephone: (902) 444-1160
Email: drchorney@gmail.com
Fax: (902) 444-3210
Web: chorneyandassociates.com
what we do
Each clinician at Chorney & Associates specializes in a number of areas, ranging from preschool-aged children to adults.
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