Policies and Procedures

This information sheet outlines the policies and procedures of the clinic as of Jan. 1/19

The appointments for services are scheduled at Unit 207 – 15230 56th Ave., Surrey, BC unless otherwise indicated. Phone: 778-574-1118

Location

Semiahmoo Speech Services is located at Unit 207 15230 56th Ave., Surrey.  We are conveniently located on the S.E. corner of Hwy 10 and 152nd Street, in the Canadian Western Bank Building next to the CHEVRON gas station. It is a 3-story glass building with some bright orange and blue coloring on the windows.

Parking/Elevator

There is ample parking right outside the building in the parking lot.  You have FREE parking for 3 hours.  If needed, there is a handicap parking stall directly in front of the building.  An elevator or stairway can take you to the second floor.

Cancellations

Please notify the clinic if you cannot make your appointment. This allows someone from the waiting list to attend at that time. If an appointment is not cancelled within 24 hours, the scheduled fee will be charged. It is necessary for all clients to read and sign the Cancellation Statement before the first appointment. We will provide a copy for you to sign when you come in.

Extended Health Benefits

It is a good idea to contact your Extended Health Provider to ask what rebate /coverage you are entitled to for both assessment as well as treatment sessions for speech-language therapy. Also, remember to ask how much money you can claim for your child or yourself over the course of one year, as this varies with different insurance providers.

Fee Schedule

An Initial Consultation fee is $200 for one hour of service. If an assessment is required following the Initial Consultation then the rate is $200/ hour. Assessments, if recommended, range from one hour to several hours depending on the need of each client. The assessment is determined in collaboration with the Speech-Language Pathologist and client. If a written report is required, the fee will depend on the complexity of the analysis and whether a summary or comprehensive report is required. Please feel free to discuss the estimated charge with your Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) after the Initial Consultation.

The cost of the treatment session varies according to the length of each session/credential, SLP vs SLP-Assistant:

  • 25 minutes $85.00 (SLP); 25 minutes $50 (SLPA)
  • 40 minutes $110.00 (SLP); 40 minutes $80 (SLPA)
  • 55 minutes $140.00 (SLP); 55 minutes $100 (SLPA)
  • Report / Letter writing @ approximately $140.00 per hour
  • Consulting inside/outside of clinic @ approximately $140.00 per hour

We ask that payment be made following each session, unless otherwise agreed upon. Payment methods available: cash, debit, cheque and credit card (with the exception of American Express).

Confidentiality

All client related details remain strictly confidential. If another professional requests a copy of the assessment results, client/parental permission will be obtained prior to the release of any information.

Other Information

You may be asked to locate other relevant information including school reports, work samples, reports from other professionals and language/video samples. Please bring these documents with you to the initial appointment.

 

To our valued clients:

The College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC (CSHBC) has permitted speech-language service to begin for in-person services. Based on the lastest development in BC and starting June 1, 2020 Semiahmoo Speech Services Inc. will provide some in-person assessment and therapy services. As well, we will continue to encourage virtual services when possible with our clients.

Please review our Safety Protocol on the website as well as our Self-Assessment for COVID-19. This information oultines our safety guidelines and changes in how we are operating inside the clinic to allow for a safe and healthy service at our office.

We look forward to seeing all of you soon!

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