Registration for children
Registration for childrenSince 1 January 2015, child and youth mental health care up to the age of 18 will be reimbursed by the municipalities and no longer by the health insurance. Children and young people who are registered in the Amsterdam region are eligible for application at my practise.
Parents can register their child at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important to note:
From the age of 12, the child must also legally, under Dutch law, agree to the registration and treatment.
From the age of 16, the adolescent or young adult themselves determine whether they want to be registered or treated.
A condition for reimbursement is that there is a referral from a general practitioner, Parent / Child Team, a youth doctor or medical specialist that describes the suspected psychological problems.
A "declaration of consent" must be requested by the healthcare professional from the municipality for reimbursement of the treatment.
You will be contacted as soon as possible after your registration to assess whether assistance can be provided.
If this is not the case, advice for referral will be given.
The first intake interview can only take place if:
1. The parents have received a referral letter from the GP for their child, or if the parents have received a decision from the municipality of Amsterdam through the OKT.
2. The registration form with the personal data has been completed and returned.
Here you will find the intake form.
A so-called ROM system is used to measure the effectiveness of the treatment. Prior to the first meeting, you are requested to complete an initial symptom-based questionnaire.
For further information see: Information for clients on ROM questionnaires
Intake procedureParents with children under the age of 12 years, are invited to come without their child. After this interview and with their concurrence, the child can be seen for assessment.
Above the age of 12, the parents and child are preferably invited for a joint meeting.
If parents are divorced, both parents must agree to the registration. The interviews with the parents can be conducted separately. However, it is preferable to make a joint start.
In one or two sessions, it will be decided whether further assessment is required and/or what treatment is optimally suited for the child/adult/family.