Financing

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You should consider that your voice is also as important as any part of your vital organ. Many people do not realize this until we are affected by a voice disorder that significantly affects our lives. Treat the cost as a worthy investment down the road.

We understand the financial challenges that many of us face. We are here to help in any way we can. KMVSC has financial aid and payment plans available for our clients. For more information regarding financing options, feel free to speak to us prior to your treatment.

Voice & Speech Therapy are covered by most private or corporate insurance policies. Check with your provider regarding your coverage under “Speech Therapy”.

CHARITY FUNDING

 

Private payment options exist through private practitioners. These services could be funded through extended health insurance plans, auto insurance claims, or by personal payment. Many extended health care plans provide for speech-language pathology. Patients/Clients have also accessed services through the support of community charities, agencies, and government services, some of which are listed below:

President’s Choice Children’s Charity

Qualifications:

  • Child (18 and under) with a diagnosed physical or developmental disability
  • Family income $70,000 or less
  • Require help with mobility equipment, environmental modification or therapy

Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity

Qualifications:

  • Family income $60,000 or less
  • More information can be found here.

March of Dimes

Includes:

  • Aphasia Services
  • Stroke / Acquired Brain Injury Services
  • Assistive Devices Program
  • … and many more!

Quota International 

Quota International, volunteers brought together by the common desire to assist people in need, started in Buffalo, New York in 1919. Quotarians of both men and women are known especially for their service to deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech-impaired individuals and disadvantaged women and children. Quota members share the values of serving and encouraging others, developing friendships, and promoting international understanding. Visit their website here

Children First

Children First provides individualized services to families with children up to six years of age, who are at risk for or experiencing mental health challenges or developmental concerns. Services are voluntary and at no cost to the family. Services are available in English and French. Translation services may be accessed as required.

For more information click here!

Royal Canadian Legion

Its primary purpose to provide access to computer technology and health information for the benefit of veterans and other clients. This will provide individuals with opportunities to maintain and improve their health and wellness. Legion branches, being widely dispersed throughout Ontario, are ideal locations to build supportive environments that encourage healthy lifestyles.

For more information click here!

respiteservices.com

respiteservices.com coordinates a network of Ontario agencies funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to provide respite services to individuals with disabilities and their families or caregivers. These agencies collaborate to ease access to services and information for individuals with disabilities in Ontario. For more information, visit the website and select your local area.

Children’s Respite Flexible Funding 

The Children’s Respite Flexible Funding is from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to serve as an enhancement for families to access respite services in their community. Families can only apply for these funds once a year (between January and mid February) and there is no guarantee of the availability of these funds in future years.

The purpose of the Children’s Respite Flexible Fund is to help caregivers get the flexible and individualized support their family needs in order for them to take intervals of time off from their care-giving duties.

The Children’s Respite Flexible Funding application will be made available online starting January 1, 2015.

Eligibility

  • Children that are up to the age of 18 years
  • Children must have an official diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (proof of diagnosis is required)
  • Children must live in York Region, Simcoe County, Durham Region and Haliburton, Kawartha & Pine Ridge

For more information and application form, please click here.

Disability Tax Credit

Tax credits and deductions are available for individuals with disabilities or their caregivers. For information about the Disability Tax Credit, whether or not you are eligible, and how to apply, click here!

Ontario Works Health Benefits

If you are receiving Ontario Works, you may be eligible for certain health-related benefits, including coverage for assistive devices. Assistive devices can include both hearing aids and speech devices. Ontario Works may also help you with the cost of an assessment for an assistive device. For more information and to find out what is available to you, please contact your Ontario Works office.