General Practitioner care is part of primary care and will not affect your own risk fee. This means that you will not pay for a visit to or by the General Practitioner, assistant or practice nurse. This also accounts for research done by the General Practitioner within the practice, such as measuring blood pressure, urine tests, etc. Certain examinations –teledermatology and hotler registration – that are executed in the practice in consultation with a specialist, however, do have affiliated costs and will effect your own risk fee (eigen risico).
If your General Practitioner requests an examination, such as blood tests, x-rays or a microscopic test of a suspicious body spot, the costs will also first be charged as part of your own risk fee. Furthermore, medication prescribed by your General Practitioner also fall under your own risk. In addition to this, some medicines are not reimbursed by the insurance companies and you will thus have to pay for them in any case.
Being referred to a specialist is part of your own risk.
Certain referrals – such as referrals on the basis of cosmetic grounds – are mostly not reimbursed, depending on the contract you have with your insurance company.
Are you not sure about the costs? Please contact your insurance company. Costs may vary depending on the hospital, treatment centre or lab.