Breast prothesis

A breast prosthesis is an exterior aid that fully or partially replaces the breast. Ready-to-use breast prostheses are available, but you can also have one customised for you. The breast prosthesis falls under medical aids.


Prescription required for breast prosthesis

You need a prescription from a general practitioner or mamma care nurse for a breast prosthesis. If you need a customised breast prosthesis, you will need a statement, along with the prescription, that a ready-to-use breast prosthesis is not possible or safe in your case.

On loan or owner?

You will be the owner of the breast prosthesis. The minimum useful life of a breast prosthesis is 24 months. Read the Medical Aids Regulations (PDF) for more information about replacing a breast prosthesis.
Public Healthcare Insurance Reimbursement
HollandZorg public healthcare insurance 100% in the case of contracted care

Maximum rates non-contracted provider

If the medical aids are available from a contracted care provider in time, but you prefer to go to a non-contracted care provider, we will apply a maximum reimbursement. The non-contracted provider has to comply with the conditions set out in the Medical Aids Regulations (PDF).

A medical aid that we sell to you is reimbursed up to a maximum of 75% of the costs we would incur if you would have received the care from a contracted care provider. In that case, we also reimburse a maximum of 75% of any repair costs in connection with the medical aid.

No statutory personal contribution

A breast prosthesis is not subject to a statutory personal contribution.


The costs of a breast prosthesis count towards the compulsory and, if applicable voluntary excess.

Who can you go to?

If you need a breast prosthesis, you can go to a contracted provider of medical aids. A non-contracted provider has to be an S.E.M.H-recognised provider of medical aids. Our Care Guide helps you find a (contracted) provider near you. You do not need our prior consent when visiting a contracted provider.

Apply for consent

Do you want to use a provider with whom we have not concluded an agreement? In that case, you need our prior consent. Send your prescription and offer to:

Medisch adviseur
Antwoordnummer 30
7400 VB Deventer

No stamp required.

Reimbursements 2022

Also view the Reimbursements 2022.


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

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.