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How confidential is the information I share with OpenUp?


Information you share with us is confidential and will be treated as part of our professional code of conduct. We do not share information with anyone without your explicit approval, so also not with your employer or health insurance company (IZZ, VGZ). At OpenUp mutual trust and our professional code of conduct are paramount in the services we offer. That is why it goes without saying for us that your privacy is a fundamental right. (See also: How is my privacy guaranteed?)




How is my privacy guaranteed?


At iPractice mutual trust and our professional code of conduct are paramount in our services. That is why it goes without saying for us that privacy is a fundamental right. We attach great importance to the protection of the personal data of our (future) clients. Our business operations are organized in such a way that you as a (future) user of our services can be sure that the personal data you share with us is in safe hands. Below we describe the principles on which our privacy & data policy is based. For more information, please refer to our detailed privacy statement. Your data is your own

  • We ask you for permission to use your data when we need it
  • Except for (psycho) medical and legal purposes, we delete data relating to your treatment as much as possible at the end of your treatment
  • We do not provide your personal data to third parties, unless this is necessary for the performance of our services
  • You can request your data from us or have it removed at any time
  • We ask you for permission to use your data in anonymous or pseudonymised form for the improvement of our diagnostics and treatment. In this way we improve our (psycho) medical care for future clients
Insight into and the processing of your personal data is limited
  • We only process your data for the purposes for which it is necessary
  • Only employees who are involved in the treatment have access to your (psycho) medical data, other personal data is only visible to employees who need it for our business operations.
  • Our practitioners are medically certified and covered by professional confidentiality
  • Where possible, we work as much as possible with anonymised or pseudonymised data
We work in a secure environment, and with reliable partners
  • Our systems and processes are secured to prevent your data from being used for purposes other than those for which it is intended
  • All partners we work with to provide our services are selected based on strict requirements regarding their reliability
  • We have concluded data processing agreements with all our partners
We comply with all applicable laws and legal guidelines
  • We comply with all guidelines that apply within the framework of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and existing rules on privacy in healthcare
  • Our processes match the NEN7510 standard for healthcare as much as possible. We are working hard to obtain this certification




How much does OpenUp cost?


We believe psychologists should be accessible for everyone. That's why an initial consultation is always free. After that you pay €99 for 3 consultations (25 minutes each).
Does your employer have a collaboration with OpenUp? Then the consultations are paid by your employer after the consultation. Ask the online psychologist how many consultations your employer pays.

Are you a hospital employee and insured with an IZZ insurance at VGZ? Then the consultations are covered and you won’t pay a deductible.




I booked an OpenUp consult, but now I can't make the scheduled time. What can I do?


There are links to easily reschedule or cancel your consult in the confirmation e-mail you received after booking the consult.




Can I book a follow-up consult with the same psychologist?


Absolutely. We'll send you a link in the follow-up e-mail after your consult.




How many OpenUp consults may I book?


In order to offer our services to the widest possible audience, we offer every Dutch person 3 OpenUp consults per year. It is possible to receive more guidance from our psychologist. Your psychologist will be happy to discuss the options during your consult.




How should I prepare for my OpenUp consult?


To ensure your OpenUp consult is as effective as possible, we ask you to think about the following questions: 1. ​What's the main reason you booked a consult with OpenUp? 2. In your opinion, what would be a good outcome of the consult? Your psychologist will start every consult with these questions.




For my OpenUp consult I'd prefer to call without video - is that possible?


Although a consult is more effective with video, you are free to just do an audio consult. Simply deactivate the camera in the video call.




OpenUp has been offered to me by my employer or health insurance - do they know if I book a consult?


No, we never share information about you with anyone without your explicit approval. Even if the consultations are offered by IZZ and VGZ, no confidential information is shared. If you use the offer of IZZ and VGZ for a free consultation, we will share your customer number with them so that they can validate that you are actually insured with them. This information is not shared with your employer. Also not with your employer. Information you share with us is strictly confidential. At OpenUp mutual trust and our professional code of conduct are paramount in the services we offer.
If the consult is offered to you by your employer, they will pay the bill. We have agreed that we will not indicate on the account who has had OpenUp consult(s). This guarantees confidentiality.




Does my health insurance cover the costs of an OpenUp consult?


No, OpenUp does not offer insured health services. Your OpenUp consult is, however, with a certified psychologist. This means that we work with quality statute, and that we adhere to our professional code of conduct. There is a complaints protocol if you are not satisfied. All this means you can be ensured of a high quality health service. Are you a hospital employee and insured with an IZZ insurance at VGZ? Then the consultations are covered and you won’t pay a deductible.




OpenUp uses 24sessions for video calling - is that safe?


Yes, 24sessions is a reliable application, easy to use and complies with privacy legislation.





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