The federations of mutuals, health insurances and provident institutions announced Monday, March 22 the support of several consultations of psychologists per year, on medical prescription and “Within the limit of 60 euros per session”, to face the consequences of the health crisis on the mental health of the French.
Complementary health insurance takes the lead, while a meeting of ministers “On mental health” was scheduled for the same day in Matignon. Their three federations have jointly decided to generalize the reimbursement “From the first euro” liberal psychologists.
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For mutuals, “A minimum of four sessions per year may be covered up to a limit of 60 euros per session”, specifies the French Mutuality in a press release. Same rate for insurers, who however undertake to reimburse only “Up to four consultations” per year, indicates the French Insurance Federation (FFA).
The provident institutions (CTIP), specializing in company contracts, also promise to “Strengthen their support system for consultations with psychologists”. However, this initiative will not come into effect immediately: the three federations wish first of all “Initiate an exchange” with the unions of doctors and psychologists.
Young people particularly in distress
These are not currently covered by the Social Security, even if the Health Insurance has been testing for two years a reimbursement – on prescription from the attending physician – in four departments (Bouches-du-Rhône, Haute-Garonne, Landes , Morbihan). A pattern encouraged by the Court of Auditors, which recommended in a report in February to “Generalize as soon as possible”.
An emergency aggravated by Covid-19: nearly two-thirds of 18-25 year olds (61%) believe that the health crisis “Will have negative consequences on their mental health”, according to a survey carried out in January by the Ipsos institute for the FondaMental Foundation, a network of researchers on psychiatric diseases.
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When questioned spontaneously, nearly one in three young people (32%) said that they were personally concerned by at least one of the disorders suggested: depression, anorexia, obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias, anxiety disorders, etc.
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