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You are entitled to healthcare through the RMO
Last updated: 6/20/2024, 2:52 PM

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

RMO fact sheet
Read more about the RMO in Ukrainian or Russian in this fact sheet.

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 350 euros (1x per year) since 1 July 2022;

  • Glasses and hearing aids (with permission);

  • Specific medicines;

  • Contraception;

  • Abortion care.

Please note: Did you receive abortion care between 1 March and 1 July 2022? Then your healthcare provider can still claim these costs via the RMO, from 1 August onwards.

RMO website
If you have any questions about reimbursements, please contact the RMO by phone at 085-0501420

This is what you need to know about oral healthcare within the RMO

From 1 July 2022, the Regulation on Medical Care of Displaced Persons (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 350 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 350 euros free of charge to refugees.

Check out TopOrtho's dental practices here

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.

RMO information when abroad
If you are going abroad, please email the RMO at the email address:

Here is how to request your RMO insurance number

If you have a BSN and proof of residence, you also have an RMO insurance number. You only need to look up this number if your healthcare provider asks for it. Want to know your insurance number? Then call the RMO helpline: 085 - 0501 420. Please provide your BSN, date of birth and last name.

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