Treant Zorggroep hospitals in Hoogeveen, Emmen and Stadskanaal
Healthcare costs when living abroad
Even if you do not live in the Netherlands, you can decide to undergo an examination or treatment at one of our hospitals. This page contains information about what it means for your healthcare costs.
Who is liable for the invoice for your hospital treatment?
You have a European healthcare insurance policy.
In many cases, we will send the invoice for your hospital treatment to your health insurer abroad through a mediating insurance company. To do this, we need a copy of a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). If you do not have a EHIC, you can ask your health insurer for a letter of guarantee. Please note: there are only two kinds of letters of guarantee and we can only accept:
- an E-112 form
- an S2 form
You can check with your health insurer whether they can provide you with a EHIC or one of the forms mentioned above.
You are from a non-European country or your health insurer cannot provide you with a valid letter of guarantee.
Are you from a country outside Europe or is your health insurer unable to provide you with a valid letter of guarantee (EHIC, E-112 or S2 form)? In that case, you sometimes need to make an advance payment for your hospital treatment or you receive the invoice at your home address. Afterwards, you can attempt to recover the costs from your health insurer.
Please feel free to contact us for any information about this matter:
+31(0)591 65 53 55 / email@example.com
How much does your hospital treatment cost?
The costs of all hospital treatments can be found on our standard price list.
Would you like a price indication prior to your hospital treatment?
Please fill in the contact form for price information (at the bottom of this page).
How is the invoice determined?
The cost of hospital treatment in the Netherlands is determined by what is known as a Diagnosis-Treatment Combination (DBC in Dutch). This diagnosis treatment combination is also called a DBC healthcare product. A DBC healthcare product includes all stages of a patient’s treatment over a certain period of time. DBC healthcare products are the basis for Dutch hospital care finance.
A DBC healthcare product has a maximum duration of 120 days. If a patient has a chronic illness and is undergoing long-term treatment, consecutive DBC healthcare products are registered over the years.
Various factors of influence
When you go to one of our hospitals, the medical specialist opens the DBC healthcare product that matches your diagnosis. The final cost of the treatment is not yet determined. The final DBC healthcare product is determined by various factors; it depends, among other things, on whether you undergo an operation, whether you spend the night in the hospital and how many appointments you have (had) with a specialist. The price of a DBC healthcare product is not based on the exact treatment of one specific patient, but on the treatment of an average patient with that diagnosis.
The final price
The DBC healthcare product is officially determined at the end of the treatment. The Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZA) is the supervisory body for all the healthcare markets in the Netherlands and determines which DBC healthcare products hospitals can declare. The NZA also determines the rules regarding the start and end dates of a healthcare product. It is possible for a patient to have more than one healthcare product at one time if he/she is being treated for more than one ailment by different specialists.
Contact form for price information
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