The services we provide at the Tinnitus Clinic at St. Paul's Hospital are not covered by the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP). Therefore, visits to the Tinnitus Clinic must be paid for privately or, if pre-approved, by a third-party such as WorksafeBC or Veterans Affairs Canada.
The fees for patients paying for services are listed in the table below.
Group session, including book Initial individual appointment (2-3 hours) Follow-up appointments (up to 1.5 hours)
$100 $250 $120 per hour
Additional information about the fees:
Group session participants will be sent a letter to take to the hospital cashier's desk to pay before the group session.
Payment for individual appointments can be paid by cash or cheque payable to "SPH Tinnitus Clinic" on the day of the appointment
Third-party providers have a different fee schedule from the above.
Patients without BC MSP coverage will need to pay an additional administrative fee to the hospital.
Please contact the Tinnitus Clinic for further information.
I believe my tinnitus is related to my work.
If your tinnitus is related to a WorkSafeBC hearing loss or trauma claim, please discuss your tinnitus management options with your WorksafeBC claim owner.
The Tinnitus Clinic is part of the WorkSafeBC Provider Network.
I think my tinnitus is related to my service with the Canadian Armed Forces or RCMP. Will Veteran Affairs Canada pay for my treatment?
Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) recognizes that tinnitus may develop as a result of noise damage where hearing loss is present or from head trauma or injury. If you believe that tinnitus is related to your service history, then you can apply for tinnitus entitlement with VAC. Claimants with recognized tinnitus entitlement may be eligible for tinnitus devices and Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) if prescribed by a medical doctor, audiologist or hearing instrument provider and approved by VAC.
The Tinnitus Clinic is a registered provider of TRT for VAC.
If you have a recognized tinnitus claim through VAC and want to begin TRT through the Tinnitus Clinic, please
1) fax us your recent (within 6 month) hearing test 2) fax us your an otolaryngology (ENT) consult letter regarding tinnitus 3) phone or email us to request that the Tinnitus Clinic audiologist submit a request for TRT authorization to VAC. Be sure to provide your VAC file number.