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You are entitled to healthcare through the RMO

Last updated: 11/24/2023, 11:01 AM
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If you are in the Netherlands and covered by the Temporary Protection Directive (TPD), your healthcare will be paid for via the Medical Care for Displaced Persons Regulation (RMO). You will find all the important information about the RMO on this page.

This is how the Medical Care for Displaced Persons Regulations (RMO) works

If you have a Ukrainian passport or ID card and a

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citizen service number (BSN)
, you do not need to take out
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health insurance
yourself. You are then automatically covered by the Medical Care for Displaced Persons Regulation (RMO). Even if you are working, you do not have to take out your own health insurance. You will even be covered by the RMO then.

The RMO pays for all the basic care you need. For example, if you go to the GP, the GP will arrange the costs with the RMO. You do not have to do anything for this yourself, just show your passport or your BSN. You do not have to have health insurance. And you cannot apply for

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healthcare allowance

The regulation covers this basic care for you

The RMO reimburses all basic care. In addition, the RMO also reimburses for this care: 

  • Oral care in case of acute pain up to 250 euros (1x per year) since 1 July 2022.

  • Glasses and hearing aids (with permission).

  • Specific medicines.

  • Contraception.

  • Abortion care.

Please note: if you received abortion care between 1 March and 1 July 2022, your care provider can still claim these costs via the RMO, from 1 August onwards.

This is what you need to arrange when you go abroad

If you travel abroad, make sure you get permission from the RMO. This is important if you incur unexpected healthcare costs abroad. This is because in most cases healthcare abroad is not reimbursed by the RMO. Unless you have received permission to travel abroad, or it is emergency care.

Oral care and the RMO

From 1 July 2022, the Medical Care for Displaced Persons Regulation (RMO) will apply to refugees from Ukraine, who are registered in the BRP and have a BSN. The RMO reimburses only for acute pain symptoms up to 250 euros (once a year). For urgent emergencies, you can basically go to any dental practice in the Netherlands.


In principle, the orthodontist is not reimbursed. TopOrtho's 16 orthodontic practices in the Netherlands offer emergency orthodontic care up to 250 euros free of charge to refugees.

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