How To Budget For Health Care

Author: Sarah-Louise Murray | | Categories: Clinical Counselling , Health Care , Mental Health Counselling

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Stress at work, family traumas, and relationship problems can cause sudden emotional disturbance in one’s life. If left unchecked, it can lead to anxiety, depression, and long-term mental health issues.

A Clinical Counsellor can help by providing emotional support and teaching coping skills to move forward. There are also other areas of health care that can assist individuals access services for their physical, mental and emotional injuries. However, due to the costs involved, some people may not seek help when they are in need.

Want to keep your health care treatment within your budget? Keep reading to learn a few tips and tricks from B3 Practice & Supports Inc. That way, you can receive health care without the astronomical price tag. Moreover, by following this guide, you will develop a collaborative approach to acquiring treatment and achieving the most for your budget.

1. Enquire about all types of coverage
Explore public health services as well as insurance benefits to cover both personal and work-related events. Ask about extended care options and any other available insurances for specific treatments that are recommended, especially if they require you to travel to a major city or a different province.

2. Talk to your benefit providers
Sometimes peers or co-workers, including management, may not have the correct information, so speak directly with your provider.

3. Ask about local free options through public health
By considering this option, it may allow you to acquire additional complementary services for free. Finding free or donation-based sessions will allow you to obtain specific information or skills that you can then modify and enhance with your therapist.

4. Talk to your therapist about your coverage
Your therapist may not have all the answers, but there is no harm in asking as they may have come across similar patients with the same circumstances as you.

5. Speak to your family
Ask your loved ones at home if they have a family insurance plan that you can access to fund your treatment.

6. Consider your short and long term goals for therapy
Talk about your treatment objectives with your therapist. Identify the big stuff that may rely on specific specialized training and use your funds for these things.

On a final note, explore your options, journal your goals, acquire information, and ask for what you require.

If you need any help in addressing psychological and counseling issues, email us at or

Our counselor, Sarah-Louise Murray, is a Canadian Certified Counsellor, Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling, Registered Clinical Counsellor-British Columbia, and a Registered Provisional Psychologist-Alberta. She specializes in conducting compassionate counseling services for individuals, couples, and seniors. We serve clients across Grande Prairie, Wembley, Clairmont, Grovedale, Elmworth, Hythe, DeBolt, Drayton Valley, and the surrounding areas.

For more details about our counseling solutions, reach out to B3 Practice & Supports Inc., or get in touch with us by clicking here