Therapeutic swimming

Therapeutic swimming is taking exercise in water heated to a higher temperature. Therapeutic swimming is always supervised by an expert.


When do you qualify for reimbursement?

You are entitled to reimbursement of swimming in warm water if you suffer from ankylosing spondylitis (Bechterew), rheumatoid arthritis (a form of rheumatism) or muscle rheumatism (polymyalgia rheumatica).

Reimbursement therapeutic swimming

By virtue of the supplementary Plus and Top insurances, you are entitled to reimbursement of therapeutic swimming.
Public Healthcare Insurance Reimbursement
HollandZorg public healthcare insurance
Supplementary Insurance Reimbursement
Start none
Extra none
Plus a maximum of € 100,- per calendar year
Top a maximum of € 200,- per calendar year
No Risk I none
No Risk II none

* The reimbursement forms part of a group of different types of care, which are subject to a single reimbursement. The maximum reimbursement applies to the following elements jointly:

No statutory personal contribution

There is no statutory personal contribution for therapeutic swimming. In the event that the costs of therapeutic swimming exceed the maximum amount reimbursed by us for the various elements jointly, the remainder is payable by you.

No excess

Reimbursements under the supplementary insurances are not subject to an excess.

Who can you go to?

If you need therapeutic swimming, you can go to a swimming pool with water heated to a higher temperature than normal for that purpose.

Prescription required for therapeutic swimming

For reimbursement of therapeutic swimming, you require a prescription from your GP or medical specialist. You must enclose a copy of the referral when submitting the invoice.

Reimbursements 2021

Also view the Reimbursements 2021.


The information on this page is a brief outline of the reimbursement. You can only derive rights from our insurance conditions (PDF).

More information

Use our Care Guide to find a (contracted) care provider near you. For more information, contact customer services on +31(0)570 687 123. Our expert employees will be pleased to help you.