Hospice care

A hospice is an institution that offers accommodation and care to people who suffer from an incurable illness. Hospice care or palliative care aims to give patients suffering from a life-threatening illness (and their nearest and dearest) the highest possible quality of life.


Hospice staff are nurses and carers offering nursing care. A lot of hospices also employ a physician. Hospice care is also provided at the hospice unit of a nursing home or hospital. In addition, you can also go to a Home from Home if you need hospice care. The difference with a hospice is that a Home from Home is run entirely by volunteers. The nursing care is provided by the home care agency, while the medical care is provided by the GP.

Reimbursement hospice care

By virtue of the supplementary Plus and Top insurances, we reimburse the costs of the personal contribution charged by the hospice:

Public Healthcare Insurance  Reimbursement 
HollandZorg public healthcare insurance  none 
Supplementary Insurance  Reimbursement 
Extra  none
Plus  € 35 per day for a maximum of two months per calendar year 
Top  € 35 per day for a maximum of two months per calendar year 
No Risk I
No Risk II

Personal contribution

Your stay at a hospice or Home from Home is subject to a personal contribution. The hospice or 'Bijna Thuis Huis' will charge you for the costs. The personal contribution is a payment that goes towards building maintenance, electricity and the meals you have.

No excess

Your stay and care at a hospice or Home from Home is not subject to an excess.

Who can you go to?

If you need hospice care, you can go to a 'Bijna Thuis Huis', an independent hospice or the hospice unit of a nursing home or hospital.

For more information about hospice care, please contact our Care Advice Line on +31(0)570 687 123. Our expert staff will be pleased to answer your questions.

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.