SVMA Member Wellness Support Program
The SVMA began subsidizing professional counselling services for members in 2012. Professional Psychologists and Counsellors (PPC) is based in Saskatoon and provides access to over 40 therapists across the province by referral.
The Member Wellness Support Program features:
✓ No cost!
The Wellness Program is a members’ service included with your SVMA registration. There is no additional cost.
✓ Open to all SVMA members
The Member Wellness Support Program is open to ALL SVMA members:
- DVMs (General, Life Practising and Non-Practising, Educational, Short Term, Sabbatical, Social)
- RVTs (Active, T-Active, Provisional, Short Term) and VTs (Social)
✓ No waiting period for eligibility
All members are eligible immediately upon membership approval.
✓ Registered mental health professionals
Services are provided by registered psychologists and social workers only. Although PPC has one centralized intake (for quality control), counselling services are available in the following cities:
- Moose Jaw
- Prince Albert
- La Ronge
- North Battleford
If a member has someone different they would like to see in their area, PPC can arrange the counselling coverage with that therapist, providing they are registered and insured.
✓ Four (4) counselling hours per calendar year
Four hours are typically enough to enable those who desire to do so to get started on a counselling program. Additional hours are usually covered by a member’s extended health plan.
✓ Covers up to $135 per visit.
Please keep in mind that therapists charge differing rates, and costs over and above the $135 per hour limit will need to be paid by the member.
At no time will SVMA know the identity or geographic area of persons using the service. PPC bills SVMA for all services anonymously, ensuring complete privacy for every user.
✓ Mediation Services
If you are having issues between practice staff members and mediation can help, the program will cover up to $500 for in-practice mediation services. Costs beyond $500 will have to be borne by the practice.
Contact Professional Psychologists & Counsellors (PPC) and provide your SVMA membership (license) number. PPC will provide intake, sourcing, vetting, referral and payment to the therapist. For more information or to make an appointment, contact: