Australia Netherlands Reciprocal Health Agreement

Mutual health agreements (CORs) have given citizens of certain countries the right to obtain, during a visit to Australia, certain subsidized health services for basic medical treatment. RHCas are not designed to replace private health insurance. For example, they do not cover things like care in private hospitals, ambulance services or extra services such as dentistry, physio and optical purchasing. A full list of exclusions is available on the Australian government website. Even though you can get reciprocal health care between Australia and the Netherlands, I think in most cases it`s still worth getting travel insurance from www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/enablers/rhca-visiting-netherlands To see if you qualify for the medicare visit www.medicareaustralia.gov.au If you are traveling from any of the countries mentioned above, you must register for Medicare before receiving subsidized health services. For more information on Medicare participation and, if so, how to register, visit the Department of Human Services website. Australia has mutual health agreements with New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Norway, Malta, Belgium, Slovenia and Ireland. Each mutual agreement is different and varies in terms of both benefits and eligibility duration. The agreements do not apply to all health services. Some services that are not covered by the agreements are: – treatment that is not immediately necessary, ambulance care, dental care, para medical services, medical evacuation in your home country, burials, treatment and accommodation in private hospitals or as private patients in a public hospital, electoral treatment, pre-ordered treatment before arrival in Australia. This is why it is strongly recommended that all visitors from the countries of mutual insurance take out adequate medical insurance. HICA has developed a number of policies specifically designed for foreign visitors based on the type of visa and the length of your stay in Australia.

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