How to get a refund for psychotherapy services

On February 1, Wednesday the law on the medical insurance coverage of psychotherapy services will be effective. Payments will be made according to the reimbursement principle. That is, the patient will pay for the specialist's services and then receive a partial reimbursement. For children and young people up to 18 years, the insurance will reimburse 100% of the cost. For adults – only 70%.

How to get a refund for psychotherapy services

Only sessions prescribed by your general practitioner will be refunded. Sessions arranged by one's own initiative will not be reimbursed. At the moment, the cost of a session in Luxembourg is 144 euros.

In order to get the refund you have to:

  • Have health insurance. You can learn more about how to get one in our knowledge library;
  • Have a prescription for therapy sessions from your attending physician;
  • Start therapy within 90 days of getting a prescription;
  • Make your payment and send receipts, a copy of the prescription, and your 13-digit number to the National Health Service (CNS).

Reimbursements will also be available for cross-border workers who are eligible for healthcare in Luxembourg.