From April 5, sessions at the psychiatrist will be reimbursed by Social Security

Good news for the mental health of French women and men. On Tuesday, April 5, the measure announced by President Emmanuel Macron in September last year will come into effect: the reimbursement by Social Security of up to 8 sessions, of about 40 minutes, as part of psychological monitoring.

This measure affects the entire French population over 3 years old and is only possible for sessions on prescription and with professionals referred to on the “MonPsy” site, specifies Provence† Patients do not have to pay an advance: 60% of the medical costs are covered by social security. The rest through complementary health.

This device is intended for people suffering from depressive and anxiety disorders of intensity “mild to moderate”† More serious cases will be referred, which is regretted, among others, by the signatories of a column published on March 29 on the pages of the World† This group of psychologists is even calling for a boycott of the platform.

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