Public healthcare insurance

Obligatory insurance of healthcare costs

Everyone living or working in the Netherlands is required to take out a public healthcare insurance. The public healthcare insurance is a health insurance policy with a basic package of cover (reimbursements) that is the same for everyone.

Reimbursement of public healthcare insurance

Each year, the government decides the content of the public healthcare insurance. Among other things, the public healthcare insurance covers the costs of:

  • general practitioner care
  • medical specialist care
  • medicines and medical aids
  • obstetric care and maternity care
  • oral care for insured persons up to 18 years of age

S1/E106 form

In the S1/E106 form, you declare to a healthcare insurer in your country of residence that you have a Dutch healthcare insurance. This entitles you to medical care in your country of residence. Read more about it here.