The expenses for full obstetrical care amount to €1271,24 for 2015. The costs change every year and are therefore under condition. For this sum you receive care during your period of pregnancy and childbed. Obstetrical care is part of the basic health insurance and will be covered by all insurance companies.

If you are not insured you’ll have to pay this amount yourself. In that case, you can make a payment settlement with us. Should the obstetrical care end prematurely, the amount of money overpaid will be redeposit to your bank account.

Childbed care and costs that possibly originate in hospital will add up to the expenses above. A delivery in hospital without medical indication (policlinic delivery) costs approximately €450. This sum adds up to the expenses for obstetrical care. The combinationtest for women under the age of 36 is not covered by most insurances.

Payment conditions are determined by the Nederlandse Organisatie van Verloskundigen (Dutch Organisation of Obstetricians), statutorily established in Utrecht, written down by the Arrondissementsrechtbank in Utrecht on June 21st 1996, by the number of 165/1996. For full or partial obstetrical help, provided by a obstetrician or his/her substitute, the following conditions should be taken into account:

Terms of payment 

Payment for the obstetrical help provided has to be made within 30 days after date of bill, by the client to the obstetrician by whom she is being supervised during pregnancy, without containment, miscalculation or reduction.

Interest 

Should the term of payment be crossed, the client is considered to be absent without formal notice. Starting from the expiry date of the bill, the client holds debt of a monthly interest , with which the part of a month will be counted for a full month.

Costs of collection

Should the client not pay off her debts after summation, all judicial and not-judicial costs of collection that the obstetrician will have to make to gain complete payment will be on bill of the client, without formal notice. The costs of collection amount to a minimum of 15 percent of the claim, multiplied with the GVA that is indebted on the costs, as long as the midwife cannot settle them. By costs of collection we mean: costs of judicial alliance, calling in of a collection agency, bailiff or lawyer.

Prove

The administrative data of the obstetrician are decisive for stating the sum the client is indebted, unless the client can provide explicit prove of the contrary.

In case of disagreements

All disagreements that are the result of an agreement submitted to these conditions will be proposed to the authorized judge of the place of residence of the debtor. Should the authorization of the judge not involve the dispute between the parties, the obstetrician is authorized to take the matter up with the authorized judge of Utrecht.

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© Nederlandse Organisatie van Verloskundigen, Bilthoven, February 1998
Conditions of payment determined by the Nederlandse Organisatie van Verloskundigen (Dutch Organisation of Obstetricians), written down by the Arrondissementsrechtbank in Utrecht on June 21st 1996, by the number of 165/1996.