Adel Ras Clinical Psychology

Is psychotherapy covered by medical aid?

Psychotherapy is expensive and most people prefer using their medical aid to pay for therapy. Most medical aids cover psychotherapy depending on the client’s plan option.

When seeing a psychologist in private practice it is important to make sure with you medical aid that you plan option makes provision for outpatient allied psychological services. Some medical aid plan options only cover psychotherapy inpatient care, which means that should you be admitted to hospital one would have access to psychological services, but not on an outpatient basis.

It is important to negotiate financial limitations with the psychologist as part of contacting the length and extent of psycho-therapeutic assistance.

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