Short-term Crisis Intervention Counseling may be provided by a recognized professional or a mental health therapist when no other services are available to the client.
The initial assessment, development of a treatment plan, and fees, and associated travel costs for the professional mental health therapist when it is deemed cost-effective to provide such services in a community.
All Nisga'a citizens are pre-authorized for two (2) Crisis Intervention counselling sessions.
Therapists registered with a regulatory body from:
In exceptional circumstances, service providers from disciplines other than clinical psychology or clinical social work may be considered.
Step 1: Contact the primary contact, Corrine McKay, Director of Programs or the secondary contact, Denise Eli, NIHB Program Manager, at 1-888-233-2212.
Step 2: Client contacts their own counsellor or receives referral.
Step 3: Counsellor applies to NVHA to become a service provider if not already a service provider.
Step 4: Application is authorized or declined.
Non-Insured Health Benefits is the payer of last resort, so please claim under any other health plan before contacting NVHA.
Tell the provider that you are eligible to receive benefits under the Nisga'a NIHB Program, and provide your Great West Life benefits number, and your Nisga'a Citizenship No.
Attend your scheduled appointments. Appointments are limited to 8-12 visits per year. Counselor will not be paid for "NO SHOWS", so please attend all appointments.