The European Patients’ Directive (Directive 2011/24/EU) also makes it possible for you to obtain reimbursement for your treatment in another EU country. In this case you will first have to pay the costs of the treatment yourself. Furthermore, you may also have to first obtain the prior permission of your health insurer. Your right to care is according to the conditions of your own insurance. If you comply with the conditions, then you claim the costs from your health insurer after your return. The health insurer will reimburse the costs up to the maximum sum that the treatment would have cost if you had undergone treatment in the Netherlands. Because it concerns non contracted care in particular, the health insurer is obliged to inform you in advance about the amount reimbursed.
If the treatment is more expensive than a similar treatment in the Netherlands, the extra costs will generally be at your own expense. Your health insurer can inform you about this.