Further to our October 2020 article: Avoiding surprises with JSIS when choosing a psychotherapist  please note that the JSIS updated its rules  in January 2021:
‘In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, JSIS facilitates access to psychological support, by exceptionally and temporarily removing the requirement to request prior authorisation for the first 5 sessions. In concrete terms, it is sufficient to:
— the practitioner must be professionally and legally recognised by the national health authorities to practise the profession in the country in which the service is provided
— the words ‘Covid Context Psychological Support’ must be visible on the official receipt supplied by the practitioner
— your claim for reimbursement is submitted via JSIS online using the label ‘Covid Context Psychological Support’ in the menu of types of reimbursement/benefits.’
Here’s the dedicated Staff Matters Psychotherapy web page .
For more information on our coverage of the COVID‑19 crisis, see here all our articles on this topic .
As always, if you have questions or comments, feel free to contact us .