The funding of mental health-care treatment has changed. This new method of financing is called the healthcare performance model by the government. By using this model, the government intends to improve care and make it accessible to everyone. This involves that we will have to share more particulars about your treatment. We will explain how this works and how you can object to this.
When you come into our care, we must establish what is known as 'defining the care-demand type'. This refers to the treatment we believe you need. A distinction is made between complex and less complex care demand. We are asked by the health insurers to let them know which type of care demand you have and which main diagnosis group includes you. These insights are relevant to health insurers, as these allow them to better predict which care and how much care will be needed. You can object to sharing this information with health insurers.
Health insurers will therefore automatically have access to your type of care demand and diagnosis main group. This will happen after your first appointment with us. A form, which we call a privacy statement, can be signed by you if you object to this. If you complete the privacy statement and submit it to us, we will not share this information with the health insurer. This does not change the compensation for your treatment.
The easiest way is to sign the privacy statement at your initial appointment or next appointment with us.
If you want to arrange this immediately, you can download the privacy statement here.
You can print the form, sign it and send it by post to:
Leonard Springerlaan 7
9727 KB Groningen
If you have any questions, please contact your practitioner.
ADHD City highly values your privacy. As a healthcare provider, we strongly believe it is our responsibility to handle personal data with all due care. We guarantee your privacy in our organisation. The systems we use to process data are properly secured. This privacy statement explains when and why we collect certain information, and how we protect your privacy.
When you visit our website, we do not collect any personal data from you.
When you register with ADHD City, we ask you for personal data. We only ask for data that are necessary to identify you and to provide proper care. These are included on the registration form, such as your name, address, date of birth and Citizen Service Number. We process these data in our system. This means that we store your data in the client file, we update and access them and provide them to our practitioners.
When you come to us for treatment, we will also process your medical data in a medical file. This file will contain the following data: the findings of psychological tests, the diagnosis, the treatment you have started, the progress of treatment and letters of referral and discharge.
All ADHD City practitioners and staff have a (legal) duty of confidentiality. If we consider it relevant to share data with others, we will ask your permission. Staff who work with privacy-sensitive information are screened and must provide a Certificate of Conduct. Only practitioners and specific staff authorised for this purpose are given access to medical records. In this way, we protect your personal data as much as possible.
We abide by the rules of the Privacy Act (the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR). If you are not satisfied with the way we handle your personal data, please discuss this with your practitioner.