What is scheduled health care?
If you choose to go abroad to undergo treatment, the care you will receive is called scheduled or non-urgent care.
Whether such treatment is covered depends, among other things, on the country where you will undergo the treatment and your insurance plan. Reimbursement also depends on whether the care is covered by your basic or supplementary health-care plan. Read all about it on this page.
Good to know
Are you planning to go abroad for treatment? Please contact our ZorgConsulent advisers first. They can be reached by calling 0800 022 14 50 (free). If you have Superfit or Wereldfit, you are obliged to contact the ZorgConsulent advisers in advance. They will help you choose a suitable hospital in Belgium or Germany.
Medical costs abroad may turn out higher than what the same care would have cost in the Netherlands. It is therefore important to know that the basic health-care plan covers expenses up to a maximum of what the health care would have cost in the Netherlands. If the health care provided abroad is more expensive than this care in the Netherlands, you will have to pay the difference yourself. With our Wereldfit and Superfit supplementary health-care plans you are covered for the costs of medical specialist care in hospitals in Belgium and Germany that exceed the Dutch rate.
Conditions that apply in the Netherlands also apply abroad. For example, if you need a referral or our prior permission for treatment this also applies if you go abroad for the same treatment.