These FAQs should help answer any questions you may have regarding visiting HMC. If however, after reading through the questions, you have other questions or concerns, please contact us.
If your proof of identity is no longer valid, you will not be able to use it to identify yourself with a healthcare provider. You will first need to purchase a new proof of identity via the municipality where you are registered.
Yes, providing you have a valid proof of identification.
Ask your insurance company for a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The care facility/hospital will send the invoices directly to your insurance company. Without a valid EHIC, you will have to pay for your treatment upfront and file for reimbursement yourself, after you receive the invoice.
Ask your insurance company for a guarantee of payment letter, clearly indicating for which specific treatment and/or period of treatment they will cover the costs. The letter specifically has to say that HMC can send the bill to the insurance company for payment. Without a guarantee of payment letter, you will have to pay for your treatment upfront and file for reimbursement yourself.
We need a guarantee of payment letter from the Embassy. The letter clearly has to indicate for which specific treatment and or/ period of treatment they will cover the costs. It also has to say that HMC can send the bill to the Embassy for payment.
For unique treatments, like an X-Ray or MRI for example, requested by your general practitioner, the hospital is able to give you a price per service. In case of a care trajectory, a treatment you start at a specialist, we can give you an estimate on the basis of the input we get from your specialist. The estimate is due to change. It all depends on what kind of treatment a patient will be needing.
The exact amount that will be charged cannot be determined until after your treatment. Care facilities based in the Netherlands work with care trajectories. This is the entire route of treatment that a patient, with a given diagnosis, undergoes in a hospital. For example, from the first consultation to surgery and a follow up. Our billing department sends out invoices after a care trajectory has been closed.
A clinical care trajectory will be closed 42 days after the discharge date. When there is a new admittance during this period, then the care trajectory will be closed 42 days after the latest admittance date.
When there is a day care treatment (1 or more) registered or an operative procedure (1 or more), within these 42 days, then this care trajectory will be closed 42 days after discharge.
A non-clinical care trajectory or day care treatment, with an operative procedure, will be closed 42 days after the operation. If a new operation is needed within this period, then the care trajectory will be closed 42 days after the latest operative procedure.
A non-clinical care trajectory, with conservative treatment (not clinical and non-operative), a care trajectory with a code beginning with 11 (start treatment) is closed 90 days after the opening of this care trajectory and a care trajectory with a code beginning with 21(continuation of treatment), starting in 2016, will be closed after 120 days and reopened as often as necessary until a patient no longer needs treatment.
Patientenservice Centrale Kas
Financial issues can be discussed with the employees of the Centrale Kas.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 08.00 - 16.30 hours
Telephone 088 979 84 54, HMC Bronovo
Telephone 088 979 30 94, HMC Westeinde and HMC Antoniushove
Office hours Foreign Business; Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 - 12.00 hours
Mrs Saida Chrifi Alaoui
Telephone 088 979 18 64