Dartmouth Chiropractic FAQs
There are a few different ways to get your best chiropractic treatments covered in Dartmouth, NS.
Were you injured at work?
Then you may be eligible to have your entire treatment covered by WCB. If you have injured yourself at work you and your employee need to fill out a WCB claim. You can then go for an assessment at an approved WCB chiropractic clinic. The
initial chiropractic examination and first treatment will usually be paid for by WCB.
Further chiropractic treatment is only approved once the claim is accepted. If approved, the WCB may authorize chiropractic treatment for up to six weeks. That means you won’t be required to pay anything out of your own pocket and your treatment will be free.
Are you covered under Nova Scotia Health Services?
There is limited coverage from Nova Scotia Health Services and MSI for chiropractic. To find MSI-funded chiropractic services, visit Nova Scotia Health Service’s website and search for “chiropractic.”
In Nova Scotia, chiropractic at publicly funded clinics is usually covered by the provincial healthcare system, MSI. You can access outpatient chiropractic through your local hospital; however there are often lengthy wait times to receive care. MSI does not cover treatment at privately-funded clinics.
Are you covered under Employer Insurance Benefits?
Chiropractic is normally included in employer or purchased health benefit plans. Coverage varies from plan to plan and can range from $500 to unlimited so you need to look into the details of your health coverage. Some insurers require a referral from a doctor to access your chiropractic coverage. Most clinics offer direct billing so they will manage the administration of reimbursement for you so you can focus your efforts on your treatment instead of managing paperwork.
The best way to replicate the chiropractic you get at a clinic in your home is to let your chiropractor treat you virtually online. Your chiropractor can assess how you move, look at your work set up, look how you have set up your home exercise station and watch you your exercises. They can then give you specific suggestions to make sure you can continue towards achieving your goals.
Chiropractic video visits (also known as virtual visits) are now covered by most major insurance providers just the same way as an in-clinic session would be covered.
There are a large variety of injuries involving many different joints and muscles that chiropractors typically treat in Dartmouth, NS.
Here are some of the most common ones that chiropractors see on a regular basis:
- Sprain and strains
- Sports injuries
- Workplace injuries
- Dizziness, vertigo and imbalance