Do you have an ICBC claim? Then, you do not need a referral to visit Dr. Guthy for treatment without any out-of-pocket expenses. This also applies to people with WorkSafe BC claims and RCMP or Veteran’s Affairs coverage (Blue Cross). Treatment may be that of Chiropractic and or Registered Clinical Counselling.
ICBC patients no longer need to pay a user fee for all Chiropractic and Registered Clinical Counselling if you visit us within the first 12 weeks of your accident date. You will be automatically allowed 25 Chiropractic treatments and 20 registered Clinical Counselling Sessions with the option of more pending on your needs.
After 12 weeks, we will work with you and ICBC to get the additional treatments approved if required.
DR. GUTHY ALSO TREATS VETERANS/RCMP
Now, ICBC patients do not have to pay a user fee for all Chiropractic and Registered Clinical Counselling if they visit us within the first 12 weeks of your accident date. You will be automatically allowed 25 Chiropractic treatments and 20 registered Clinical Counselling Sessions with the option of more pending on your needs.
Beyond the 12 weeks, we will work with you and ICBC to get the additional treatments approved if required.
Motor Vehicle Injuries occur due to direct, severe impact resulting in possible rotation/impact, acceleration, and deceleration of the body. This can cause fractures, concussion, whiplash injuries leading to neck/back pain and upper/lower limbs pain, soft tissue injuries, headaches, and jaw pain.
The beginning of some symptoms (e.g. pain, swelling or dizziness) may be immediate. But, it is possible to feel the symptoms hours later or even days after the injury.
Psychological trauma can result in the inability to sleep soundly, anxiety, flashbacks or PTSD. In this case, you will also be allowed Registered Clinical Counselling at our clinic through ICBC.
I Suffered Injuries in a Car Accident. What Should I Do?
You should give ICBC a call and set up a claim. You will get a claim number from ICBC.
Remember to bring that claim number to your first appointment.
Is a Medical Doctor Referral Required for Me to Attend Chiropractic or Counselling after My Car Accident?
You don't need a Doctor’s referral if this is a new accident and you seek treatment within 12 weeks of the injury. If, within the 12 weeks, you are able to complete 25 Chiropractic visits, you will require a doctor's referral post that.
You will need an extension for Counselling sessions or Chiropractic treatments or if your injury is more than 12 weeks old.
WORKSAFEBC INJURY CLAIMS
I Was Injured at Work. What Do I Need to Do?
Report to your employer about your injury. Let them know that you will need time off to heal.
Report your injury to Work Safe BC:
You must call and report your claim to Work Safe if you have taken time off work to heal. Call on this number: 1-888-967-5377.
If you continue working, you can also report your injury claim online. Log onto: https://www.worksafebc.com/en/claims/report-workplace-injury-illness/how-workers-report-workplace-injury-illness
Visit your Physician or consult online and let them know you were injured at work. Do this as soon as possible post the injury to get proper treatment.
Please remember to provide your claim number at the time of your appointment.
Is a Medical Doctor Referral Required for Me to Attend Chiropractic or Counselling after My Workplace Injury?
You don't require a Medical Doctor’s referral to be seen by a Chiropractor or Counsellor. If your injury does not fall within the scope of Chiropractic, then consult your Medical Doctor for the proper referral.
How Much Coverage Will Work Safe Bc Provide, and How Much Do I Have to Pay?
Usually, Approved Work Safe claims do not require any payment by the patient, and up to 8 weeks of treatment is allowed. Beyond 8 weeks, an extension will be needed from your Chiropractor or Counsellor.
VETERANS AFFAIRS/RCMP AND MEDAVIE BLUE CROSS
Dr. Janis Guthy - Chiropractor bills directly to Medavie Blue Cross for Veterans Affairs and RCMP. This is the only time patients' insurance plans are billed directly.
Registering with Medavie Blue Cross means we receive direct reimbursement for services performed for qualified Veterans and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Dr. Janis Guthy helps veterans and police personnel live pain-free and healthy lives. Feel free to call for more details or a service.