Chiropody involves the general treatment of feet.

The following treatments fall under chiropody:

  • podiatry and podology
  • arch supports
  • pedicure treatment

Do you have diabetes? If so, check the reimbursement of preventive foot care.


When will you qualify for reimbursement?

You will qualify for pedicure treatment if your suffer from:

  • rheumatoid arthritis (a form of rheumatism) affecting the feet; or
  • an impaired sensation in your feet (peripheral neuropathy) not caused by diabetes.
 Public Healthcare Insurance  Reimbursement
 HollandZorg public healthcare insurance  None
Supplementary insurance Reimbursement
Start None
Extra None
Plus 75% up to a maximum of € 125,- per calendar year*
Top 75% up to a maximum of € 250,- per calendar year*
No Risk I None
No Risk II None

* The reimbursement applies to pedicure treatment, arch supports, podiatry and podology taken together.

Personal contribution

We will reimburse a maximum of 75% of the costs of chiropody. You will pay extra costs yourself.

No policy excess

No policy excess applies for reimbursements under the supplementary insurance.

Referral needed

You will require a referral from a general practitioner or a medical specialist for a pedicure treatment. You will include a copy of the referral when submitting a claim for the invoice in question.

Who can you approach?

The following care providers may provide this type of care:

  • podiatrist may provide the podiatric therapy;
  • a registered podiatrist and a podopostural therapist may provide podology care;
  • a pedicure practitioner may provide the pedicure treatment.

You must purchase the arch supports from a podiatrist, registered podologist, a podopostural therapist or a supplier of medical aids who is member of the Nederlandse vereniging orthopedische schoentechnici (NVOS) and is recognized by the Stichting Erkenningsregeling leveranciers Medische Hulpmiddelen (SEMH).

Please note:

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

Your health insurance

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

Maximum rates for a non-contracted care provider

Have you chosen a healthcare provider with whom we have no contract? Then, we will reimburse according to our maximum rates. If the rate invoiced by the non-contracted care provider is higher than our maximum rates, you will have to pay the difference yourself. You will be able to find contracted care providers with our Care finder.

Reimbursements, conditions and regulations 2023