Seeking professional help
Brief estimation if you intend to seek for professional help in Malaysia. Do bare in mind, some of these wages will vary according to different individual. And some of your charges will only be waived, or you will be given a special discount if you meet some criteria’s such as a disabled person, a government servant, holding a social welfare card etc.
As for insurance coverage, you can go to any clinic or hospital that covered under your insurance. AIA is one of the insurance company so far in Malaysia that offers insurance benefits that includes Mental Health.
SERVICE LINES / HOTLINES
A non-profit organisation that provides emotional support to the distressed and suicidal for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The volunteers are trained and conversations are confidential.
Cost fee: Free of charge by 8 telecommunication operators which include Celcom Axiata Bhd, Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd, Maxis Bhd, Telekom Malaysia Bhd, TIME dotcom Bhd, U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Webe Digital Sdn Bhd and YTL Communications Sdn Bhd.
ONLINE CONSULTATION/THERAPY PLATFORM
Cost fee: Depends on the attending physician or counselor. Some may be as low as RM20/session. Do bare in mind fees may vary from RM10 to RM200 depending on the physician. You may search your favorite practitioner on sites like TELEME for instance. Other online services that provides psychotherapy also include RELATE Malaysia/The Help Talk at affordable prices.
PRIVATE CLINIC/ PRIVATE HOSPITAL
Cost fee: Price varies on each clinic or hospital setting. Per session is up to RM100. Medication prices varies depending on the treatment you are prescribed. It can cost between RM15 to RM30 per pill and bare in mind you will need a month supply of boxes. Some patients with a certain type of mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder or autism will incur even higher costs,
Cost fee: Your charges will be waived if you are a government servant especially those who work in the government setting itself. Consultation fee for public can cost RM5-15 per session. As for medication it can be up to over RM100 per box depending on the type of medication pertaining to the diagnosis given.
Cost fees: Depending on the provider and treatment needed, in most private centres that offers this psychological services, rates for a single psychotherapy session with a psychologist can range anywhere from RM250 to RM800,