Do I need a referral for online therapy?

Do I need a referral for online therapy?

Do I need a referral for online therapy?

Did you know that 2 million Dutch people suffer from a mental disorder? It is important to seek help in time for depression or mental health symptoms. GGZonline is a fully online diagnostic and treatment center for mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety disorder. We often get asked if you need a referral for online therapy at GGZonline. Read below to find out exactly what it’s like and what GGZonline can do for you.

Referral for online therapy

For an online treatment at GGZonline you can apply without a referral from a general practitioner or psychiatrist. GGZonline is therefore quickly and easily accessible to anyone with mental health problems. However, we do recommend contacting your family doctor first if you are experiencing psychological symptoms. A referral is important for claiming expenses. In addition, a family physician can also guide you further down the road.

Referral Online Therapy

Benefits of a referral letter

We often get the question whether the treatments at GGZonline are reimbursed by the health insurance company. To claim the treatment from the health insurance company, it is important to have a referral letter from a general practitioner or psychiatrist. The health insurance company will only reimburse the cost of treatment if the referral letter is dated before therapy at GGZonline started. Therefore, it is important to ask for a referral letter from your doctor when you want to claim the cost of the treatments.

GGZonline treatments take place entirely online from your own safe environment.

Reimbursement Online Therapy

Will my therapy be reimbursed?

The psychological treatments of GGZonline fall under the coverage of the basic health insurance policy. This means that therapy at GGZonline falls under insured care and is therefore partially or fully reimbursed. With an in-kind policy, about 70% of the costs are reimbursed. If you have a reimbursement policy, 100% of the costs will be reimbursed. However, the legally established deductible must be taken into account.

Burnout treatment

For burnout treatment, you do not need a referral. In fact, in general, the costs of burnout treatment are not reimbursed by health insurance companies. The cost of burnout treatment is often reimbursed by the employer. It is important to discuss compensation with the employer in advance. The treating psychologist at GGZonline can also contact the employer in advance, if desired, to explain about the treatment.

Psychological help without waiting times

GGZonline aims to provide help and treatment to people with mental health problems, such as depression or anxiety symptoms, as quickly as possible. Waiting times for mental health practices in the Netherlands range from 3 to 12 months. However, it is important not to walk around with psychological symptoms for too long. That’s why GGZonline offers mental health treatment without waiting times. You will receive quick and professional help from a certified psychologist who will create a customized treatment plan for you.

Online therapy from your own safe environment

GGZonline treatments take place entirely online from your own safe environment. Online appointments with the psychologist at GGZonline can be made via your own computer or phone. No additional software is required for the treatments and we ensure that the treatment is fully secure. At GGZonline, we offer mental health treatment for depression and anxiety disorder using cognitive behavioral therapy, schema therapy, and EMDR, among other methods.

Make an appointment at GGZonline

Please feel free to contact our team with any questions you may have. For a first appointment you can easily and quickly register on the GGZonline website. If you first go to your family doctor for a referral letter, the family doctor can also sign you up with GGZonline. You will then receive a digital questionnaire from us and we will contact you as soon as possible. Our team of GZ psychologists and NIP psychologists will be happy to help you during a first appointment.

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