This page is intended to help our Clients and Health Care Providers understand what is required to submit a claim to an extended health plan for foot orthotics.




 Some examples of a Extended Health Plan:


               Blue Cross, Sun Life, Manual Life, Great West Life, Greenshield,

               Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan


  Some examples of a 3rd Party provider:


              WorkSafe BC, Non-insured Health Benefit (N.I.H.B), Ministry of Social Development, RCMP, DVA



Items required for extended medical plan reimbursement are:



1. Referral from your family doctor:


     The referral requires a diagnosis and a treatment:




             Examples of Diagnosis include:


                Plantar Fasciitis

                Subtalar Joint Dysfunction


                Achilles Tendonitis



                Over Pronation


            Not considered a diagnosis:


                Flat Feet

                High Arches

         Foot Pain

                Knee Pain




              Custom casted orthotics required.


2. A Biomechanical Assessment


3. A letter from your Pedorthist Stating:


        Referring professional, diagnosis, casting techniques, assessment and dispensing dates, materials used in

              production, where they are manufactured and Pedorthists credentials.


4. Invoice showing that orthotics are paid for in Full.



The above items labeled 2-3 are provided at the orthotic fitting to all our clients.  It is the responsibility of our clients to obtain a referral from their Family Doctor.  We require a copy of your referral before we can distribute your orthotics as per the College of Pedorthics.




Note: some extended health plans require a new referral for each additional pair of orthotics provided.


Note: it is recommended to check with your plan to find out information such as coverage amount and eligibility frequency.







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