Phone: (403) 768-2208 Address: Suite 1600, 144-4 Ave SW T2P 3N4
No. You do not need a referral to see a Calgary psychologist in private practice. You are welcome to contact us directly at (403) 768-2208. We do, however, welcome referrals from school teachers, principals, other psychologists, family physicians or paediatricians.
Psychologist visits are not currently covered under Alberta Health Care. However, most extended health benefit plans will cover, in whole or in part, the fees for private psychological services. Please also note that fees for psychological services may be claimed under tax deductible health care expenses on your income tax return.
If a psychological assessment is to be completed there are a few things you and your child can do to prepare. Please bring report cards, any previous assessments, and other supporting documents you think would be helpful for the assessment. Otherwise, ensure that they are well-rested the day before testing, have had a good meal beforehand, and have taken any required medications.
We respect and understand that the concerns that lead you to consider psychological services are confidential and personal in nature.
Protecting Your Private Information
Stride Psychology is committed to protecting the privacy of our clients by adhering to provincial and federal legislation concerning the collection, storage, and disclosure of personal information.
Why We Collect Information
We collect information about our clients in order to provide psychological services. For example, we may obtain information about individual's developmental history, family history, psychological and physical condition, and current functioning to help in conducting psychological assessments and facilitating counselling/coaching sessions.
How We Use and Disclose of Personal Information
No personal information is provided to a third party without your informed and written consent. Exceptions to this policy include the legal, and/or ethical obligations to:
How We Protect Personal Information
We understand the importance of protecting personal information. For that reason, we have taken the following steps: