Medical Coverage Options

Extended Medical Coverage

Naturopathic medical services are not covered by BC Medical Services Plan (MSP). However, most extended medical plans provide coverage for office visits and laboratory service fees. Check with your insurance provider to determine if you are eligible for coverage.

Note: Dr. Sjovold does not directly submit to insurance companies and therefore requires full payment at time service is rendered. Please save your receipts from your visits for submission to your provider.

Claiming Naturopathic Medical Expenses on Your Tax Form

Generally, all eligible medical expenses (e.g., visits, laboratory services) can be claimed, even if they were incurred outside of Canada, for any 12-month period ending in the current tax year, and not claimed in the prior tax year.  The medical expenses claimable include those paid for the taxpayer and his/her dependents.  In cases where medical expenses are reimbursed by an insurance plan, the portion not reimbursed can be claimed.  For more information on allowable medical claims, please click here.

Note:  Natural medicines are not claimable, but pharmaceutical prescription medications are.

Self-Employed Health Spending Plan

Many insurance providers are limited in their naturopathic coverage.  If you are self-employed, please click here for information on how you can tax-deduct your eligible healthcare costs.

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