How do you afford therapy and psychiatrists?

How do you afford therapy and psychiatrists or outpatient groups?

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Medicare Insurance. Plus my psychiatric care provider takes what Medicare pays them as payment in full.

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Medicare and Medicaid cover all of my med expenses accepting a small copay.

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I have insurance through my husband’s work. I see my psychiatrist every six months. I used to go several years without seeing the doctor, and just got my prescriptions filled by calling them in. I don’t get therapy.

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I go to the VA. It’s mostly free for veterans but I also have insurance through my military service and Medicare.

I also have a job that offers medical insurance but I didn’t get any because I am covered.

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Medicare insurance helps me get by.

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Mine is all free through the VA and the military healthcare, Tricare. :leopard::leopard::leopard:

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LS! I guess I am very lucky in this respect. My psychiatrist and psychiatrical nurse is paid by the obligatory insurance (basisverzekering (Dutch)), I see my psychiatrist not often but my nurse I see every couple of weeks. I get six hours weekly accompaniment paid by the Municipality of Amsterdam. Nearby there is a spiritual Center with alternative healing which I can not afford.

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I’m still on my mom’s insurance. After that I dunno how I’ll pay for my meds

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In Canada it is free

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In Australia, most of our healthcare is managed via Medicare. You can go into a hospital for treatment and walk back out again without paying a cent. Sometimes our specialists charge and you have to pay, but you get most of it back via Medicare. It is a great system.

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How often do you see your psychiatrists?

I see mine once a month. :sloth::sloth::sloth:

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My shrink bulk bills which means his fees are covered by the government. I don’t have to pay for anything and get subsidized scripts as I’m on the disability pension.

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In the UK it is free, unless u go private

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I have Medicare and Medi-Cal so I don’t have to pay for anything which is good because I don’t make very much per month.

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There’s partial universal healthcare here, but my mom and I aren’t using it due to stigma.

If I use the universal healthcare for mental health reasons, it gets on my record and I won’t be able to get a job (in South Korea, many companies check for mental illness before you get in). It’s why my mom pays 100 dollars every time for meds. With insurance, you would pay very little.

But I can’t use that. I won’t be able to get a job because I’m sz.

This is one of the reasons why I feel completely ■■■■ about being schizophrenic. I’m so unwanted here.

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Sorry to hear that @laetitia

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I have Medicare and I use my health card. The health card is like insurance. It’s given to you by the government when you can’t help yourself. Therapy is being covered by the government as well I believe.

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The things that the government is able to do to offer help is because of a workers income tax. Tax is taken from a worker and the tax money is used by the government as they see fit

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