First Nations Counselling: Eliminating the cost barrier
Any Individual with a Status Card entitles them to free therapy. RTC (Recalibrate Therapeutic Services collaborates with a program called NIHB. Through this program, Ontario residents with a Status Card may be 100% covered for 22 counselling sessions or more.
That means 22 hours of free mental health counseling. Per year. Enough time to build rapport, dig into an issue and begin to see progress. This benefit has been available for years, yet many within First Nations communities are surprised to learn of it. To learn that NIHB addresses not only physical health and also mental health.
An Indigenous person with a Status Card living in Ontario could begin therapy as early as next week. It starts with a phone call or e-mail. From there, I can assist you to navigate the system and take care of details.
Clients do not need a medical referral or a prescription. All they need is a Status Card.