Combined lifestyle intervention

You are entitled to a combined lifestyle intervention if you are 18 or older and there is a moderately increased weight-related health risk in accordance with the indication criteria in the NHG guidelines for Obesity and the Obesity Care Standard.


A combined lifestyle intervention is aimed at reducing the intake of energy, increasing physical exercise and, possibly, psychological interventions to support behavioural change. It is offered in the form of a care programme, consisting of individual and group sessions. There is a treatment phase and a maintenance phase. The care programme takes a total of 24 consecutive months to complete.

On the list Aangewezen zorgprogramma’s gecombineerde leefstijlinterventie (in Dutch) you'll find which care programmes are covered. This list may be amended during the year.

Reimbursement for combined lifestyle intervention

Under the HollandZorg public healthcare insurance, you will qualify for the reimbursement of combined lifestyle intervention.
 Basic Health Insurance  Reimbursement
 HollandZorg basic health insurance  100%

Referral needed?

You need a referral from a general practitioner or medical specialist. 

Statutory personal contribution

You will not be subject to a statutory personal contribution for combined lifestyle intervention.

Compulsory excess

The costs of combined lifestyle intervention will not count towards your compulsory excess.

Who can provide this type of care?

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

  • a care provider who is listed in the register of the Netherlands Professional Association of Lifestyle Coaches (BLCN) as a lifestyle coach
  • a physiotherapist who is listed in the NL Physiotherapy Quality Register (KRF NL) and/or the quality register of Stichting Keurmerk Fysiotherapie with the designation of ‘lifestyle coaching’
  • a remedial therapist, who is listed in the Paramedics Quality Register with the designation of ‘lifestyle coaching’
  • a dietician, who is listed in the Paramedics Quality Register with the designation of ‘lifestyle coaching’
  • a care group contracted by us 

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