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How Does Dental Care In The Netherlands Compare With The USA?

Standards of dental care in the USA are particularly high, and dentistry in Europe — particularly in Britain — is the butt of many a joke by American comedians. If you are planning to move to the Netherlands but you are worried about whether you will receive the level of dental care you are used to, we have put together this brief guide to what to expect when you arrive.    more ...

Maternity Care In The Netherlands: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

The Dutch healthcare system is run by insurers but regulated by the government. All residents in the country are required to take out a health insurance policy, and insurers are not allowed to turn anyone away based on age or medical history.

Pregnancy care is free of charge in the Netherlands — all insurers are required by law to pay for pre- and post-natal care, as well as any necessary procedures during childbirth. At first glance, there ...    more ...

How Does Cancer Care In The Netherlands Compare With The USA?

The Netherlands requires all residents to take out a health insurance policy, and insurers are not allowed to turn anyone away for basic cover, regardless of age or medical history. This can come as a relief to expats who have had cancer, since in many countries it can be difficult to get health insurance if you have a serious preexisting condition.    more ...

Prescriptions In The Netherlands: What Is Available And How To Ensure You Get The Right Level Of Care

The standard of healthcare in the Netherlands is generally high. Having come top in a variety of European surveys over the years, the Dutch health system has secured its place in the upper echelons of healthcare. However, there will still be some surprises for expats moving to the Netherlands, particularly when it comes to picking up prescriptions.    more ...

How Does The Quality Of Healthcare In The Netherlands Compare With The UK?

At first glance, the state of healthcare in the Netherlands looks very positive. The country consistently ranked very highly in the Euro Health Consumer Index, which ran from 2005-2016. The Netherlands took the top spot for several years, ending up in second place throughout the overall history of the index.    more ...

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In The Netherlands

The healthcare system in the Netherlands is made up of mandatory health insurance, run by private companies but regulated by the government. Everyone who is living and working in the Netherlands is required by law to sign up for a health insurance policy, with very few exceptions.

There are three levels of : Budgetpolis , which covers the most basic requirements and has the lowest premiums; Naturapolis , which most people believe provides ...    more ...

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In The Netherlands?

The Netherlands has a mandatory scheme, which is run by private insurers but regulated by the government. Anyone staying in the Netherlands for the long-term, and anyone who is employed by a Dutch company and working in the Netherlands, will need to take out health insurance.

There are three types of health insurance available: Budgetpolis , Naturapolis , and Restitutiepolis ; and there is also help available for those who are unable to ...    more ...

How To Register With The Dutch Healthcare System

The basic healthcare system in the Netherlands is known as basisverzekering and is dually funded from tax contributions and fees levied by insurers.

Although the health system is run through private insurers, the government manages it and imposes certain rules and regulations on the industry. For example, health insurers are not allowed to turn anyone away, regardless of their medical history or whether they are currently employed.    more ...

An Expat Guide To Health Insurance In The Netherlands

Starting life as an expat can get expensive: relocating your family and pets, finding a place to live, visas and flights all add up.

Unlike many other countries in Europe, the Netherlands has no government-sponsored healthcare system. So if you’re moving there, you’ll have to add health insurance premiums to that expense.    more ...

An Expat Guide To Having A Baby In The Netherlands

The Netherlands practises a calm and informed approach to pregnancy, which is deemed to be a healthy and normal state and not a medical condition which requires intense scrutiny. While this can be frustrating when you are trying to get a referral for something you are seriously worried about, it is also a welcome break from the hysteria that is sometimes attached to this natural life event.    more ...

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