Dietary advice

Dietetic care consists of education, with a medical objective, about diet and eating habits.


It also includes treatment in the form of dietotherapy aimed at removing, reducing or compensating diseases related to or influenced by diet, such as dieticians generally provide. The care includes conditional dietetic care as referred to on the page on Conditional care.

You are not entitled to dietetic care if you already receive this care within the framework of integrated care or combined lifestyle intervention for the same condition, without an additional need for care based on a separate, specific indication.

When will you qualify for reimbursement?

You will qualify for a reimbursement for dietary advice if you need adapted food or a special diet because of a disorder, for example.

A referral is required for non-contracted care

For dietary advice from a non-contracted dietician, you need a referral from a general practitioner, a medical specialist, a youth doctor, doctor for the mentally disabled, company doctor, dentist, a geriatrics specialist, a nursing specialist, a physician assistant or a directing practitioner in the context of medical care for specific patient groups (GZSP). This does not apply to care provided by a contracted care provider who has successfully completed the Direct Access course.

If a referral is required, you must enclose a copy of the referral when submitting the invoice.

Reimbursement for dietary advice

Under HollandZorg public healthcare insurance, you will qualify for the reimbursement of the costs of dietary advice.
Public Healthcare Insurance Reimbursement
HollandZorg public healthcare insurance a maximum of three treatment hours per calendar year

Maximum rates for non-contracted care providers

If you decide to use a dietician for dietary advice and we have not made any agreements with this dietician, the rates applicable will be those on the Rate List for Non-Contracted Care. If the rates charged by the non-contracted care provider are higher than our maximum rates, the difference will be for your account.

No statutory personal contribution

You will not be subject to a statutory personal contribution for dietary advice.

Policy excess

Are you 18 or older? The costs incurred for dietary advice will count towards your compulsory policy excess.

Who may provide this type of care?

The following care providers are permitted to provide this type of care:

  • dietetic care in the event of Parkinson's disease: a dietician who is affiliated with the national ParkinsonNet network. Affiliation with the ParkinsonNet is not compulsory if the provision of care started before 1 January 2019;
  • other dietetic care: a dietician.

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