Contraceptives

Contraceptives are medicines that prevent pregnancy.

Reimbursements

When will you qualify for reimbursement?

Under public healthcare insurance, you will qualify for the reimbursement of the contraceptives specified by the government:

  • if you are younger than 21, or
  • if the contraceptives are necessary to treat certain complaints. The exact conditions are set out in Appendix 2 of the Healthcare Insurance Regulations (Regeling zorgverzekering).

Please note: condoms do not fall under the contraceptives specified by the government.

Have you found that you do not qualify for reimbursement under the public healthcare insurance? If you are 21 or older, you are entitled to reimbursement of contraceptives on the basis of the supplementary insurance.

The following contraceptives qualify for reimbursement:

  • the contraceptive pill;
  • the ‘contraceptive injection’;
  • the spiral;
  • the hormonal contraceptive plaster;
  • the hormonal ring;
  • Implanon;
  • femcap;

A prescription is required for contraceptives

You will be required to have a prescription from a general practitioner or a medical specialist for contraceptives.

Reimbursement for contraceptives

Under the HollandZorg public healthcare insurance and our supplementary insurance, you will qualify for reimbursement for contraceptives:

Public Healthcare Insurance
Reimbursement
HollandZorg public healthcare insurance
100% up to 21 years of age, minus the statutory personal contribution, if you qualify for reimbursement (see the conditions on top)
Supplementary insurance Reimbursement
Start Maximum of € 100,- per calendar year*
Extra Maximum of € 100,- per calendar year*
Plus 100%*
Top 100%*
No Risk I None
No Risk II None

*) The reimbursement applies for the contraceptives and the statutory personal contribution taken together.

Per prescription, we will reimburse you for the contraceptive pill for a period of up to a maximum of 12 months.
We will not reimburse you for the cost of inserting devices.

Per prescription, we will reimburse you for the contraceptive pill for a period of up to a maximum of 12 months.
We will not reimburse you for the cost of inserting devices.

Statutory personal contribution

statutory personal contribution applies.

Under the supplementary insurances you are entitled to reimbursement of the statutory personal contribution for contraceptives.

Policy excess

Are you 18 or older? The costs incurred for contraceptives will count towards your compulsory policy excess and any voluntary policy excess.

If you approach a contracted dispensing chemist or a contracted dispensing general practitioner, the cost of contraceptives will not fall under your compulsory policy excess.

Who may provide this type of care?

If you have a prescription, you will be able to obtain contraceptives from a dispensing chemist or a dispensing general practitioner. Use our Care Guide to find a (contracted) dispensing chemist or dispensing general practitioner near you.

Please note

The information on this page is a brief outline of the reimbursements only. No rights can be derived from this page. You can only derive rights from our insurance conditions.

Your health insurance

In MyHollandZorg you will find all information about your health insurance policy. 

Reimbursements, conditions and regulations 2022

Maximum rates for a non-contracted care provider

If, for care included in the public healthcare insurance, you choose a healthcare provider with whom we have not made any agreements, the rates in the Rate list for non-contracted care will apply. Do the rates charged by the non-contracted healthcare provider exceed our maximum rates? In that case, the difference will be payable by you. This will apply for reimbursement both under the public healthcare insurance, and the supplementary insurance.

Where to go for healthcare

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 happy to help you.