Often after an automobile accident, people are focused on the physical injuries and all the practical details that have to be addressed, like work, car repairs, or claim submission, and the possible mental health impacts of a traumatic event are missed. If you have been in a car accident and are experiencing difficulties with sleep, anxiety, depressed mood, fear of driving, irritability, anger, nightmares or intense, intrusive thoughts of the accident, you may be eligible for funding for short-term counselling through ICBC. Discuss any concerns you may have with your family doctor to see if a referral to a mental health provider makes sense for your situation. More information about the claims process is also available on ICBC's website.
ICBC does not refer their clients directly to service providers, but they do screen providers, which means an extra level of security and reliability for you as well as for ICBC. With regards to confidentiality, ICBC requires the service provider to write regular reports on your progress and also retains the right to access your chart if needed. If you are referring for therapy as part of an ICBC claim, we can discuss confidentiality in more detail in our initial consult. If you have hired a lawyer, you may also wish to discuss any confidentiality concerns with them.
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