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You do not need a doctor’s referral to participate in programs at the Guelph Speech and Language Centre, although many clients have referrals from physicians or other health professionals.

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Many extended health care benefits cover speech-language pathology services. A doctor’s referral may be required by your insurance company to access coverage. Please review your plan for details.

The Guelph Speech and Language Centre is an approved provider through the Medavie/Blue Cross programs for Veterans AffairsRCMP, and Canadian Forces/National Defense.

Direct electronic claims submissions are available for Green Shield plan members.


Guelph Speech and Language Centre is a provider  under the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP). This program provides limited coverage of health benefits to people not eligible for the provincial health insurance: protected persons, including resettled refugees; refugee claimants; and certain other groups.

Further information available here.