We all need extra support during difficult times. A therapist-assisted digital cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), an evidence-based and effective form of psychotherapy for individuals experiencing mental health concerns, is covered by your UBC’s Extended Health Benefits (EHB).
The therapy provided through CBT is:
- time-limited (usually 6-20 sessions)
- problem-focused and goal-oriented
- designed to teach strategies to build resilience and coping skills
- based on a proactive, shared therapeutic relationship between therapist and client.
Sun Life, UBC’s EHB provider, has partnered with BEACON to provide a therapist-assisted digital CBT to plan members at a preferred rate. This and other digital therapies are eligible for reimbursement under UBC’s extended health benefits plan if the provider has the appropriate credentials/qualification. You and your covered dependents can receive reimbursement for 100% of the reasonable and customary charges for eligible practitioners up to $2,500 per year under the psychological services provision. Visit Extended Health Benefits – UBC Human Resources for coverage details.
To claim reimbursement for digital CBT or digital therapy, please ensure that it is therapist-assisted and your receipt includes:
- date(s) of service
- name of patient
- name of practitioner
- credentials/qualifications of provider and professional affiliations with any regulatory body or society
Other Digital Therapy Supports
A free digital program, Stronger Minds, offered by BEACON is available to all Canadians to support their mental well-being. It includes resources from a team of clinical psychologists.
Do you have questions? Contact the Health, Wellbeing & Benefits team at firstname.lastname@example.org.