Psychotherapy FAQ

How Much have I Got to Pay?

If you’re in a compulsory health insurance you don’t need to make additional payments. This is different only if you’ve agreed upon about a refund with your health insurance. As far as I know, this is possible if you earn more than the contribution ceiling (“Beitragsbemessungsgrenze”). In this case the amount you have to pay depends on the health insurance’s current refund rate (“Erstattungssatz”) and your therapist’s charge. Because therapy places fully paid by health insurances are hard to get, the therapist may suggest to change to the refund method, but they may not urge you to do so.