Elastic stockings

Elastic stockings are stockings made of elastic material. They are also referred to as support stockings.


Elastic stockings compensate for the loss of function of veins and lymphatic vessels in the legs. Elastic stockings improve the flow of blood in veins and the discharge of liquid in lymphatic vessels. Dressing aids are available to help you put the stocking on and taking them off.

Prescription required for elastic stockings

For elastic stockings you need a prescription from the doctor in attendance. After three months, you can get another pair of stockings. You may qualify for reimbursement for replacement elastic stockings.
For dressing aids, you need a prescription from a physician or occupational therapist.

On loan or owner?

You will be the owner of the elastic stockings and the dressing aids.

Reimbursement elastic stockings

By virtue of the HollandZorg public healthcare insurance, you are entitled to reimbursement of elastic stockings and dressing aids:
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.

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

Elastic stockings and dressing aids are not subject to a statutory personal contribution.


Are you 18 or older? The costs of elastic stockings and dressing aids count towards the compulsory and, if applicable voluntary excess.

Who can you go to?

For elastic stockings and dressing aids, you can go to a contracted provider of medical aids. Our Care Guide helps you find a provider near you.

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:

Medical Advisor
Antwoordnummer 30
7400 VB Deventer

No stamp required.

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