Understanding Costs

TheraPsil strives to provide equitable access to psilocybin assisted-psychotherapy to those in medical need. If you think you meet our inclusion criteria, but are concerned about financial constraints please do not delay reaching out, as we have programs in place to help you. 

During your free consultation with us, patients can speak to the Patient Intake Specialists about ways in which TheraPsil can support you to ensure finances are not a barrier to treatment.

Free Consultation

A free consultation with one of our Patient Intake Specialists is provided for patients who may meet our inclusion criteria. During this initial phone call our Patient Intake Specialist will complete a detailed questionnaire to determine eligibility for our assistance, as well as provide education and answer any questions. For any patients facing financial barriers to treatment, the Patient Intake Specialist will also discuss how we may be able to provide support. This free consultation usually lasts approximately 1 hour.

TheraPsil Intake & Application Fee - $400 to $800 (sliding scale)

TheraPsil is a non-profit, patient advocacy organization and we rely on donations in order to operate. The Patient Intake Specialist is likely to spend 6 to 8 hours of time managing each patient’s journey through our process from initial contact, section 56 exemption application, advocacy and referral to a therapy team. In order to support patients with the services that we will be providing, we request patients who engage in our intake process past the free consultation stage, pay a sliding scale service fee of $400 to $800 (plus 5% GST). Please note, if this service fee is not feasible due to financial constraints, please let us know so we can provide options. This fee will ensure we can continue to advocate for patients and their right to have access to psilocybin therapy.

Approximate Therapy & Treatment Cost - $2500 to $6000
*Not determined by or paid to TheraPsil*

If a patient is successfully granted a section 56 exemption by the Minister of Health, TheraPsil will refer approved patients to trained and qualified physicians and therapists working within their own private practices who can facilitate psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy. Like any form of therapy, there is a cost associated with this treatment. TheraPsil does not determine this cost. 

Pricing will vary from therapist-to-therapist and therapy length will vary based on each patient’s needs. As the psilocybin treatment model requires two sitters to be present on the treatment day, the cost of the co-sitter will be included in the total treatment price. 

Patients who successfully receive a section 56 exemption, are connected with a primary therapist who will then be able to provide specifics around the treatment costs. 

A total treatment including the preparatory sessions, the treatment day and the integration sessions can take on average around 18 to 25 hours of time. Therapists have service rates of approximately $150 to $200/hr. Although we cannot provide a specific cost estimate, a lower cost for therapy could be $2500 whereas a more lengthy therapy may cost $5000 to $6000 dollars or more.

Compassionate Pricing

If a patient is granted a section 56 exemption and their ability to pay for treatment is a concern, TheraPsil can work with them to find solutions. Extended health coverage or benefits may be able to be utilized to finance some of the treatment. Patients can create GoFundMe campaigns, if they feel comfortable doing so. If a patient requires further financial assistance via our compassionate pricing program, TheraPsil will work with them to complete a financial assessment to determine eligibility for financial subsidization. 

TheraPsil understands the importance of ensuring patients have safe, and equitable access to treatment, regardless of their financial situation, and we are dedicated to working with you to find solutions if finances are a barrier to treatment.

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