Billing and Insurance
It is important to note, in the Netherlands you must first obtain a referral from your Primary Care Physician (General practitioner) or the "Huisartsenpost" before receiving an appointment to ensure coverage by your insurance provider. Referals may also come from your Midwife, Dentist or another MD. They will give you a form with a reference number that you will submit when you come for your appointment.
More information about insurance: http://www.zorgverzekeringslijn.nl/coming-from-abroad/
International insurance holders
All EU nationals and Australian citizens seeking care at the Catharina Ziekenuis are covered under reciprocal healthcare agreements. Please bring your National insurance card with you when seeking service.
No one will be denied service based on insurance however you may be liable for payment at a later date.
If you have any questions regarding your international insurance coverage please contact us at +31 (0)40 - 239 89 43 and ask for 'Debiteurenadministratie'.