Understanding Physiotherapy in the Netherlands

If you are living in the Leiden region you can access several physical therapy treatments through the Dutch healthcare system. A doctor referral is not necessary to access the treatments. You can cover costs by choosing a healthcare insurance plan that includes supplementary coverage for physiotherapy. Otherwise, you need to pay directly for the treatment. However, to ensure that you can make a reimbursement claim on your insurance, you will still need to check with the treatment provider. The only exception when you might be eligible for reimbursed treatment through basic health insurance if you have a chronic condition, and in that case, you need a referral letter from your doctor. 

An illustration of physiotherapist and patient during treatment.

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