Psychological services are very expensive in Romania.
On private practices, one hour of psychotherapy starts from € 25 , when the majority of people have salaries between €200-300 . The National State Insurance doesn’t want to reimburse directly psychologists for their services offered, even though the individual is paying a monthly fee to the state insurance. Each psychologist must close contracts with doctors that get reimbursed for their psychological services. In this case, the patient is unable to choose his psychologist. The patient is forced to go to the psychologist contracted by his doctor, even though this means a violation of his right to choose the psychologist.
Extreme Low Budgets
The extreme low budgets offered for the health system also caused a lack of psychologists in hospitals. Therefore, the patient diagnosed with cancer, with extremely limited financial resources, spent mostly on medication and medical supplies, is unable to find support, remains with cognitive deficits after chemotherapy and radiation and barely have a neuropsychological treatment available.