Patients, as well as referrals, such as family doctors, can visit the website, inter alia, on the waiting time of the healthcare provider and the cost of treatment. The goal of the site is that people who seek treatment receive more insight and guidance and that the transparency of mental health care has increased, the initiators suggest.
Research has shown that waiting time for people with autism, injuries or personality disorders and people with mild intellectual disabilities and mental illness is too long. "The website makes people more powerful in seeking care and provides them with information about waiting times and offers to one practitioner so that they, for example, can better engage in conversations with their referral," says Secretary of State Paul Blokhuis of Health for the new website.
The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports is also one of the partners in the partnership. Blokhuis: "It is very useful if someone in a mental state of emergency has to wait months for treatment. Long-term waiting means that problems are accumulated, problems in losing work, debt, relationship." According to the initiators, patients can now often find their way "various information sites in the area of mental health in the jungle."