Be sure to check if your extended health plan will cover your visits. Anyone with an ICBC claim can request treatment from an osteopathic practitioner and the adjustor will decide if it is approved on a case by case basis. It is helpful to explain why you feel this type of treatment is necessary for you and a doctor’s note with a recommendation for osteopathy helps immensely.
MSP does not cover manual osteopathy, but most major providers of extended health insurance have established a relationship with Osteopathy BC and accept their members as qualified providers. You must consult your specific plan for details.
Coverage may be provided by your health care plan if you are with one of the following providers:
Blue Cross (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario plans. Most BC plans plans don’t have coverage.)
Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance
Cowan Insurance Group
Great West Life
Green Shield Canada
Industrial Alliance Insurance