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TOURISTS AND THEIR FAMILIES COVERED BY INSURANCE IN THEIR
HOME COUNTRY (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF PRIVATE PATIENTS) HAVE
THE RIGHT TO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN HOLLAND IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE DUTCH HEALTH SERVICE LAW WHEN:
- CARE CANNOT BE DELAYED UNTIL THE PERSON RETURNS TO HIS
COUNTRY;
- AN INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE FORM OR COPY IS GIVEN TO THE
DOCTOR, CHEMIST, OR HOSPITAL.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE TREATMENT COSTS ARE SETTLED DIRECTLY
BETWEEN THE DOCTOR, CHEMIST, OR HOSPITAL ON THE ONE HAND AND
THE FOREIGN DEPT. OF THE ANOZ HEALTH SERVICE, BASED IN
UTRECHT, ON THE OTHER. IT IS ADVISABLE TO MAKE SEVERAL COPIES
UTRECHT, ON THE OTHER. IT IS ADVISABLE TO MAKE SEVERAL COPIES
OF THE INSURANCE POLICY IN ADVANCE SO THAT THE PATIENT CAN
HAND IT OVER IMMEDIATELY AND USUALLY PREVENT DIRECT PAYMENT.
HOLLAND HAS CONCLUDED RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS WITH THE FOLLOWING
COUNTRIES: EEC COUNTRIES, AUSTRIA, MOROCCO, YUGOSLAVIA,
CAPE VERDE, TUNISIA, TURKEY, AND SWEDEN.

THE COSTS OF TRANSPORTING PATIENTS TO AND FROM THE NETHER-
LANDS IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DUTCH HEALTH
SERVICE - ANOZ. TOURISTS WHO COME FROM A COUNTRY WITH WHICH
THE NETHERLANDS DOES NOT HAVE AN INTL. AGREEMENT ARE HIGHLY
URGED TO TAKE OUT A GOOD TRAVEL POLICY IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY
BEFORE DEPARTURE. THOSE WHO USE MEDICINES ARE ADVISED TO
BRING A PRESCRIPTION WRITTEN IN LATIN WITH THEM.

HEALTH SERVICE - FOREIGN AFFAIRS DEPT.
AFDELING BUITENLAND VAN HET ZIEKENFONDS - ANOZ
P.O. BOX 9069, 3506 GB, UTRECHT TEL. 030-618881
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