Are Psychologists Free In Alberta?

Before answering this question, it is important to point out that there is a difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist.

A psychiatrist is an M.D. This allows them to prescribe medications. A psychologist is not a medical doctor, and can not prescribe medications. Obviously, there are a lot more differences than this.

Read about the differences between psychologists and psychiatrists here

The answer is no, psychologists are not free in Alberta. They are not covered by Alberta Health Care. Some private benefits may cover portions of the cost. Psychologists are not free, even if you have a doctor referral.

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