First-line inpatient stay

First-line inpatient stay

A first-line ('eerstelijns') inpatient stay is a short-term stay in a care facility when you are temporarily not able to take care of yourself in your own home.

Reimbursement of a first-line inpatient stay

First-line inpatient stays are aimed at recovery and return to the home situation in the short term or relate to palliative terminal care.

The care does not include:

Referral needed?

You will need a referral from a General Practitioner or a medical specialist for a first-line inpatient stay.

When are you entitled to an inpatient stay?

You are entitled to reimbursement of first-line inpatient stay when a short-term stay is required on medical grounds. This is to include round-the-clock availability and provision of nursing and/or care, whether or not in conjunction with paramedical care connected to the grounds for the stay.

Reimbursements of first-line inpatient stays

By virtue of the public health insurance, you are entitled to reimbursement of a inpatient stay.

Health insurance  Reimbursement
Basic healthcare insurance 100%

Statutory personal contribution

There is no personal contribution for a first-line inpatient stay.

Compulsory excess

If you are aged 18 or older, the costs count towards your compulsory excess.

Who can you go to?

You can contact an institution for first-line inpatient stays.

Apply for consent

If the institution you have been referred to has no care contract with us, you will need our prior written consent.

Please send requests for consent 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