Current waiting times/health insurers
Typically, Grip Psychologen can arrange an intake session as well as further treatment within a reasonable amount of time. We try to prevent waiting lists as much as possible, however, unfortunately we can not always live up to that. It may happen that waiting times for an intake session are longer than usual or waiting times between the intake and the start of the treatment apply.
- Please note that currently the waiting time from registration to first screeningsintake is around 12 weeks and from intake untill start of the treatment is around 24 weeks.
Waiting times may vary per healthcare insurer, due to the required spreading of our budget per insurer over the course of the year.
If you are already on the waiting list and have any questions about your place on the waiting list, you can always contact us by phone (085-0471147).
The waiting time is affected by several factors
The waiting time starts with our confirmation of your registrations and runs upto your treatment. We aim to start the treatment within 12 weeks after your registration.
Are you flexible in time and location? Then in general the treatment will start sooner.
Do you have a number of preferences? Then the waiting time will increase in order to meet your needs. You can specify your choices on the registration form.
We do not have a lot of evening spots, which means that waiting times for screening intake and start of treatment can take longer.
Waiting list mediation
If you think our waiting times are too long, please contact your healthcare insurer and ask for waiting list mediation. Your insurer should be able to provide you a placement for intake within a maximum of 4 weeks after your first contact with a healthcare provider, and full treatment within a maximum of 10 weeks after intake. These are the maximum acceptable waiting times that have been jointly agreed on by care providers and healthcare insurers (the so-called 'treeknormen' in Dutch) (Nederlandse Zorg Autoriteit, 2016).
Our tips for bridging the waiting time
While you are on the waiting list we grant you access to the module First Steps to Recovery on e-health platform Therapieland. This module gives you some initial tools to improve your sleep, reduce worrying, help with relaxation and difficult emotions.
- Contact your GP's practice to make an appointment with the health care practice nurse (POH-GGZ). The POH-GGZ cannot treat you but can offer you support to manage the waiting time.