The Public Service Health Care Plan temporarily includes mental health practitioners

The Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) will temporarily accept expenses for social workers and psychotherapists under the mental health provision.

This includes services provided directly by psychotherapists as well as social workers in all regions.

It’s okay to not be okay. This is a difficult time, please use all the supports that are available to you.

Whether or not you are covered by the PSHCP, most PIPSC members with federal, provincial or private employers, have access to an Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP). These programs also include mental health support that is easy to access.

We’re all in this together. Reach out to your family, friends, colleagues, fellow union members and mental health supports. We all need a hand sometimes.