Urgent health care abroad

Do you need unexpected and urgent care abroad? ONVZ Zorgassistance, our emergency centre by SOS International is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call us at: + 31 (0)88 668 97 67.

ONVZ Vrije Keuze Wereldfit

Wherever you are: with Wereldfit, we always reimburse urgent care in full everywhere, up to the local market rate. Even when you are on the slopes, on a business trip or an internship abroad. The ideal addition to the basic health-care plan for globetrotters and holidaymakers who want to travel carefree.

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ONVZ Bewuste Keuze Op Reis

Whether you are going on holiday, a workation or a sabbatical, with the ONVZ Bewuste Keuze Op Reis supplementary health-care plan, you are suitably insured for urgent emergency assistance abroad.

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Good to know

  • 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 insured for these costs if you travel abroad for up to 180 days, as long as the costs are not too high. View all conditions for reimbursement.

  • Health Basic and Health Premium reimburse emergency care abroad (outside the Netherlands) if you are there short term. We define short term as a maximum of 180 consecutive days. We reimburse up to a maximum of the prevailing market rate in the country of treatment. This means that the rate charged by the health-care provider may not be unreasonably high when compared to the amount charged by other health-care providers in the country of treatment.

  • The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) entitles you to urgent medical care in many countries. The regulations of the country where you receive the health- care will determine the level of reimbursement. The advantage of this arrangement is that you do not have to advance any costs yourself.

  • If you use certain medicines, you sometimes need a medical certificate to take them abroad. Ask your doctor for one before you travel. This will ensure that you can take your medicines with you without problems.

  • Ensure that the correct information is on the invoice. Save the original invoices and referrals. You will need them to submit your claim.

Need emergency care abroad

Call our emergency centre
Our Zorgassistance emergency centre can be contacted day and night via the telephone number below. You can also find this telephone number on your insurance card.


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