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Direct Billing

Great News! Advance Health and Wellness Centre now offers Direct Billing with most insurance companies! We can now bill your benefits plan in real time. Saving you time and effort! If your policy allows for electronic submission, this added feature could potentially reduce or eliminate upfront costs.

We direct bill Chiropractic care, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, some Clinical Counselling, physio-led Kinesiology and Massage Therapy with:

  • Alberta Blue Cross
  • BPA- Benefit Plan Administrators
  • Blue Cross- Medavie
  • Blue Cross- Medavie (Veterans)
  • Blue Cross- Medavie RCMP
  • Canada Life
  • Canadian Construction Workers Union
  • Chambers of Commerce Group
  • Claim Secure Coughlin & Associates Ltd.
  • Cowan
  • D.A. Townley
  • Desjardins Insurance
  • Empire Life
  • Equitable Life of Canada
  • First Canadian
  • GMS Carriers 49
  • GMS Carriers 50
  • Great West Life (Canada Life)
  • Green Shield Canada
  • GroupHEALTH
  • GroupSOURCE
  • ICBC Billing (Acupuncture, Clinical Counselling, Chiropractor, Kinesiology, Massage, Physiotherapy)
  • Industrial Alliance Johnson Inc
  • Johnston Group
  • La Capitale/ Beneva
  • LiUNA Local 183
  • LiUNA Local 506
  • MSP
  • Manion
  • Manulife Financial
  • Maximum Benefits or Johnston Group
  • MEDIC Construction (Green Shield)
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • People Corporation
  • RWAM
  • SSQ
  • Standard Life
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Telus Ajudicare
  • The Co-operators
  • UV Insurance
  • Union Benefits

Billing FAQ's

What is direct billing?

Direct billing refers to an electronic invoice submission to your extended health provider. If eligible, payments are directly issued to the clinic and remaining balances, if any, are paid by the patient after the service is rendered. This is not to be confused with ICBC nor MSP billing.

What information do you need to bill to my provider?

Typically, all the information we need is listed on your benefits card. If a physical card is not available, log on to your benefits portal and search for the member policy information. If you are still having trouble, give us a call and we are happy to help you!

Could I check eligibility prior to arriving for my appointment?

Unfortunately, we are not able to check billing prior to a service being rendered. We hope you understand, we have limited visibility of plan information as it is considered confidential by the insurer. We encourage patients to check their benefits booklet and/or create a member login to obtain policy details prior to booking their appointment. Please keep in mind we offer this service out of courtesy to our patients and all outstanding balances are the sole responsibility of the patient.

What if I don’t agree with the remaining balance?

All discrepancies should be issued with your provider. Our goal is to provide the best possible outcome for you, however there are times provider portals are shut down (not responding), this is completely out of our control, and you will be prompted to submit privately. At random selection, an insurer can reject claims from time-to-time and request the patient provide physical proof of service. Typically, this request is met with simply providing a copy of your receipt (proof of purchase). Remember your extended health provider should be able to answer most of your question nevertheless, we will try our best to help you. We thank you for understanding.

Could I pre-bill for a service or buy a gift card for someone?

Due to possible infringement of direct billing polices, we do not offer pre-payment nor sale of gift cards. However, we do offer automatic payments, which means you can leave a credit card on file and once the service is rendered, we can forward a charge to your credit card. Keep in mind you will need to sign an authorization form prior to commencing payments. Inquire with reception.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide exceptional one on one care to both new and existing patients by combining knowledge and skill. Through a holistic approach, our experienced therapists and practitioners are ready to help you ADVANCE and feel better than before. 

Our Story

Founder and Registered Massage Therapist, Tommy Danielowski, envisioned Advance Health and Wellness Centre to be a harbour of rehabilitation and a place where patients can entrust their health concerns and aspirations. After dipping his feet into the entertainment industry, teaching English in China for 6 months and extensive traveling, he realized his interests lied in helping people feel better. After graduating from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy, he worked towards the idea of one day bringing an Integrated Health Clinic to smaller communities. Tommy launched the AHW Centre in 2015 and has built a team of therapists to serve the Port Coquitlam community. 

Our Facility

We are keen on making our patients feel comfortable well looked after. The A.H.A.W Centre provides state of the art equipment and tools to provide the best possible care.

Our Core Values

We foster education

Knowledge is the root of personal growth. A.H.A.W believes your therapists, practitioners, and coaches should exemplify sages of well-being. And so, we continue to stay up to date with continued training and courses, continuously seeking learning new ways to better serve our patients.

We pursue excellence

With 18 years of combined experience, our A.H.A.W Team is well equipped to deliver knowledgeable recommendations and solutions to your health aspirations. Proudly, we cultivate the idea of keeping up with new health advances, using innovative tools, state of the art equipment and effective products to better fit your needs.

We hearten positivity

A positive atmosphere equals a progressive outlook. We deliver encouragement and constructive guidance to all patients in the hopes of making a difference in the way you feel. A.H.A.W prides itself on having outstanding therapist-to-patient relationships, as we see each patient as a part of the Advance family.

We listen

Do you have questions or concerns? Our therapists and practitioners are prepared to help you find functional solutions and point you to the adequate treatment. We want our patients to feel comfortable and supported throughout their healing journey.