The Victoria Memory Clinic is a private clinic. We aim to complement the existing health care system by providing services that are not currently available to the general public through the government funded health care system. Although our services are not covered by the British Columbia Medical Services Plan, you may wish to contact your private health insurer to determine if coverage is available.
Appointments may be made with or without a physician's referral.
Our services are provided in a confidential manner and, subject to applicable laws, assessment results are not released without your prior written consent.
We provide a range of services related to memory and we welcome you to contact our clinic with any questions you may have.
MEMORY AND COGNITIVE ASSESSMENTS
Are you concerned about your memory and other thinking abilities, such as reasoning and judgment?
The Memory and Cognitive Assessment involves assessing your memory functioning and other thinking abilities, such as problem-solving, through the use of standardized measures, for the early detection of dementia, such as Alzheimer disease.
Regardless of whether the changes are age-related or due to a pathological process, specific recommendations will be made to maintain optimal functioning. These recommendations will be tailor-made to address your specific weaknesses.
The cost for a memory and cognitive assessment is: $595.00 . Please note that these assessments are not intended for medical-legal purposes.
A Comprehensive Neuropsychological Assessment involves assessing an individual's memory, cognition, and behaviour using standardized measures. The purpose of such an assessment is to determine whether patterns of strengths and weaknesses are consistent with known brain-behaviour relationships to inform about neurological dysfunction and relevant diagnoses, such as mild traumatic brain injury or concussion. This assessment typically requires 1.5 days to complete.
The cost for a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment $3000.00 (private) or $3750.00 (non medical-legal, such as Veterans’ Affairs) . Medical-legal assessments are billed by the hour and, typically, range from $4500.00 to $5000.00 .
A psychological assessment involves the assessment of an individual's mental health for the diagnosis of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, or other psychological disorders. The psychological assessment requires approximately 3 hours to complete.
The cost for a psychological assessment (private) is $1950.00 or 2500.00 (medical-legal or insurance companies).
A psycho-educational assessment involves the assessment of learning and academic skills for the diagnosis of learning disorders, attention deficit disorders, and other developmental, academic, or behavioural difficulties. The psycho-educational assessment requires approximately 6 hours to complete . Many universities require recent documentation of a learning disability to identify the academic accommodations necessary for an individual.
The cost for a psycho-educational assessment is $1800.00 .
A Psycho-vocational assessment involves the assessment of vocational alternatives that are consistent with a person's aptitudes, interests, skills, and physical abilities. This type of assessment is important for individuals who are unable to return to work in their typical job or lifestyle activities due to the restrictions imposed by an injury or disability.
The cost for a psycho-vocational assessment is $2500.00 .
Working on behalf of plaintiff and defence counsel, Dr. Friesen provides reviews and critiques of medical experts’ assessments. Dr. Friesen also may assist with the preparation of direct and cross-examination of medical experts.