Everyone has a right to access psychological support when needed. Access should be easy and available as soon as possible. This is why INAMI (the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance) takes in charge the most important part of the price for sessions held by psychologists who signed the “first line psychological healthcare” convention. These psychologists are available near you, not only in their usual consultation spaces but also in places that you frequently visit.
Conditions in order to benefit from this offer : you should have regular Belgian healthcare insurance in order to benefit from this reimbursement scheme. There are no other administrative steps to take. Contact a psychologist on one of the lists hereunder and bring a document with your national number (e.g. ID card) to the appointments. Do check the languages spoken by the psychologists on the list. They can also ask for an interpreter.
Find a psychologist near you
Download the list of psychologists for children and adolescents (0-23 years)
Download the list of psychologists for adults (from 15 years onwards)
* A more accessible search engine is under construction.
This Google map shows psychologists working only with adults (in blue) and psychologists working with children and adolescents (in yellow). Most professionals of the latter group also work with adults.
The list of thematic groups and participating services will soon be published.
Cost of the sessions
The first session is free. Following individual sessions cost 11€ (4€ for beneficiairies of ‘intervention majorée’) and 2,5€ per group session.
Unfortunately, no other documents are available in English. Please refer to the French or Dutch pages.
However, do have a look at the English version of the booklet on patients’ rights edited by the Federal Public Service for Public Health, more information here: https://www.health.belgium.be/en/health/taking-care-yourself/patient-related-themes/patients-rights