Member Services: Mental Health

Mental Health

The Chapter endorses the use of mental health services by members.

The MBDP social worker, and other team members, can help you access appropriate care.  

When a need is identified for mental health (psychological support) services, the Manitoba Bleeding Disorders Program will consult first with hospital-based psychiatry or psychology for counseling services.

Community-based services may be used as a bridge while waiting for hospital based services, or when publicly funded services are not available

Funding is available from the Chapter to assist with covering community services according to the criteria below….. To Access Chapter financial assistance: 

  • All other possible sources of funding and services should be explored first, including social work services at Health Sciences Centre.
  • Treatment must be at least 50% related to issues regarding the member’s bleeding disorder.
  • The counselor must be a licensed therapist with PhD or RSW credentials.
  • Couselling services must be pre-authorized Only the standard fee will be paid to a maximum total of $600 and
  • there must be an evaluation by the therapist and the member after six months;
  • An appeal may be made to Client Services for more counseling under certain circumstances.

How to Apply:

  • Download and complete the Member Request for Service Form
  • Attach original receipts – receipts will be returned to you
  • Mail form and receipts to Chapter office: Canadian Hemophilia Society, Manitoba Chapter Suite 324, 120-1400 Ellice Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3G 0J1

NOTE: All Client Service claims must be made within six months of receiving the service.