Treatment in Basis GGZ
HELDER doesn’t have contracts with health insurers. Treatment costs are covered by Dutch health insurance, provided that a number of conditions are met. If you have health insurance from abroad, please check with your foreign health insurance.
In order to qualify for coverage by your health insurance, you must first receive a referral from your doctor. The GP refers to basis GGZ when they suspect for example a diagnosis of anxiety or depression. You take this referral to your first appointment.
During the intake (this can be a double session of 90 minutes), together we will draft a treatment plan together, estimating the number of sessions needed and the frequency of sessions.
Coverage health insurance
Depending on your policy, insurers will reimburse 75% to 100% of the treatment costs. Always ask your health insurer how high their coverage is in your case. For Dutch health insurers you can look up their policy in this overview.
HELDER follows standard NZA (Dutch Health Council) rates.
We charge € 105 per session. The costs of the treatment can be submitted to your insurance company AFTER treatment has ended. Same rates apply if you choose to pay yourself and stay outside of insurance.
Package rates 2020
You won’t receive compensation from your insurance company per session, but per ‘package’ of treatment minutes (‘prestatie’). When treatment has finished, we count the minutes and put this on your end statement which you can send to your insurance company for reimbursement. Your insurance company will reimburse you according to your level of coverage for psychological therapies.
Basic mental health care Short (BK) (up to 294 treatment minutes)
Basic mental healthcare Medium (BM) (up to 495 minutes)
Basic mental healthcare Intensive (BI) (up to 750 minutes)
Basic mental health care Chronic (BC) (up to 750 minutes)
Incomplete treatment (up to 120 minutes)
Self paid Consultation (45 minutes) (OVP / OZP)
Under Dutch law, each person must pay the insurer a yearly deductible for receiving medical care (385 euros in 2020). This deductible also applies to psychological care, regardless of whether or not the practitioner has contracts with health insurers.
A free cancellation period of 24 hours applies to appointments during office hours that cannot be kept. For appointments in the evenings (from 6 pm), a free cancellation period of 48 hours applies. The No-show rate (if you have not canceled the session in time or don’t show up to your appointment without notice) is € 100.