In addition to offering a sliding fee scale for clients, Okanagan Clinical Counselling Services also offers fully subsidized counselling services for qualifying individuals. OCCS has contracts with several partners that allow us to provide completely free counselling to individuals who meet the requirements for one of our many subsidized counselling programs. Please read below for a list of our subsidized counselling programs and opportunities. If you are unsure if you qualify for any of these programs, please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you have been directly impacted, or are an immediate family member or a witness of a crime, you may qualify for fully subsidized counselling services. This program is intended to support individuals, at no cost, who have been emotionally impacted by a crime. You may have experienced the crime directly, have witnessed a crime or have had a family member be impacted by crime. Please visit our Crime Victim Assistance Program page here for more information.
If you have been involved in a car collision in British Columbia, and have a claim number through the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), you may qualify for complimentary counselling. If you have been psychologically or emotionally impacted by the car collision (trauma, PTSD, anxiety, grief, loss etc.) and have an ICBC claim, contact your adjustor or occupational therapist if you are working with one, to ask for approval for our services. You can visit our ICBC claims page here for more information. You can also contact us if you have an questions about this process.
If you have experienced a work related accident that has injured you emotionally, you may qualify for complimentary counselling services. If you have a claim through WorkSafe BC for an incident that occurred at your workplace, please contact us for more information about how you may receive complimentary counselling. You may also speak with your case manager about possible mental health services as well.
If you are a First Nations individual with an Indian status number, a personal health care number, and are experiencing a mental health crisis, you may qualify for up to 30 complimentary counselling sessions. If you meet these requirements, please contact us to find out how you can apply through us to the First Nations Health Authority for free counselling services.