Psychological or psychiatric care is usually provided by a GGZ or an AWBZ institution (more information under: Long-term care). For some treatments, such as trauma treatment, there are waiting lists. If you need help during the waiting period, tell your GP.

If you cannot afford paying for the care, the care provider can get (part of) the costs reimbursed from the National Health Care Institute. Care on appointment, such as on referral from the GP, is reimbursed. For this to be the case, the National Health Care Institute must have contracted the care institution.