There are different ways in which psychotherapeutic sessions in my
practice can be paid for:
1.) Basic health insurance
Coverage by the basic health insurance is only possible if you have a medical doctors referral issued by a general practitioner (e.g. your family doctor) or a psychiatrist.
A referral is usually issued if there is an indication for psychotherapy, i.e. if you are suffering from a mental illness and
/ or you have psychological complaints that can be improved by psychotherapy.
à Please bring your health insurance card and your
medical doctors referral to your first appointment.
Limitation: Basic insurance covers 15 sessions, after which - if necessary - a further application for 15 sessions
can be submitted. It is the patient's responsibility to
obtain a second referral in a timely manner. After 30 sessions, an assessment by a psychiatrist is required to
evaluate whether further treatment will be covered by the health insurance. It is the patient's responsibility to find
this psychiatrist. As I have to send a short report to the prescribing doctor, you have to release me from medical
confidentiality towards your referring doctor.
- Rates are set by the basic health insurance. 90% of the cost is covered by insurance, 10% has to be covered by the client
(deductible). Current rates are 154.80 CHF per 60 minutes. The invoice is sent directly to your health insurance company, you will receive an electronic copy.
2.) Supplementary health
Please check with your supplementary insurance company whether and to what extent they will contribute to the costs of your
psychological counselling prior to starting treatment.
Since I have been recognized by the basic health insurance
in the new so-called prescription model (Anordnungsmodell) in 2022, many supplementary
insurances no longer cover my services.
- You pay for your treatment yourself.
Psychological services that do not serve to treat a mental disorder are
generally not covered by the basic health insurance and must therefore be paid for privately (e.g., life counselling, burnout prevention).
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