Health insurance

Health insurance coverage sexology 2017 

Dutch Basic Healthcare Insurances do not cover anymore sexology. Payment for sexology problems by the healthcare insurance companies has been stopped as part of the Basic Healthcare, starting in 2014, on behalf of new rules demanded by the Health Minister, Mrs. E. Schippers. Her idea is that such problems have to be considered as private matters and you have to pay for it yourself. 

There are only a few exceptions. The Basic Healthcare Insurance should cover sexology if the following matters are the case:

  • Sexual abuse or incest is involved
  • Sex addiction
  • Gender-identity 

These issues have to be a part of a DSM-diagnosis and the involved leading consultant either is a GZ-psychologist, psychotherapist or psychiatrist. If you are not sure about covering by the insurance company, please get informed ahead by consulting your insurance company.

In most sexology cases there will be no covering from out the basic health insurance. If you might have Additional Health Insurance sexology treatment could be included. Look at your payment and cancelation conditions. The following health insurance companies offer Additional Health Insurance packages deals including sexology treatment, on the following conditions:

  • The sexologist has to be registered on the board of the NVVS
  • You always need a referral of your General Practitioner

VGZ, Univé, IZA, Nedasco/VGZ, UMC, United Consumers/VGZ, De Goudse
Salland Zorg, Salland Zorg Direct en
Zorg & Zekerheid.

Another option is that you can consult a sexologist following on the treatment by a gynecologist or an urologist, with covering from out of the Basic Health Insurance, if those consultants are offering it in their treatment plan. Just get informed by the hospital ahead if that will be the case.


At this moment, Sexology Center Amsterdam has no contract with any of the Dutch Healthcare Insurance companies.  

Consulting fee rates sexology 2017
Consultation options^^^  Standard fees ***         Fee reduction ###
Individual therapy                 €  85, = €   70,=
Couple therapy                €  95, = €   85,=
Intake (90 min) € 120,= € 100,=

5 sessions (individual) including intake  $$ 

€ 350,= € 300,=

5 sessions (couple) including intake   $$

€ 375,= € 325,=


Duration per session: 50 minutes.

An introductory (video)conversation is possible for 15 minutes, free of charge.

To solve sexual problems it takes most of the time ± 5 sessions. If it's useful in your case, there is this offer to go for 5 sessions. A decision for this agreement will be made after the intake. Payment takes place in advance at the first session.

You can pay at the end of each session, either by cash or pin. A PIN machine is available at the Sexology Center Amsterdam.

You are kindly requested to cancel your appointment in time when you are unable to attend, at least one day in advance.

No-shows without cancellation will be charged the full amount.

The doctor-sexologist cannot be responsible for failure to obtain reimbursement, even if the "exceptions" are involved. This is the patient’s responsibility.


^^^   The payment will be equal for video consultation or face to face consultation in the office.

***   If you live outside Amsterdam, and you have Dutch health-insurance, the fee can be adjusted to the fee for a visit as an outpatient in the GP clinic.

###  Fee reduction: Obtainable for students and patients with limited cash, if the insurance company does not cover it. When reimbursement is the case then you will be fined with the standard consult prices.

$$     The offer of 5 sessions with fee discount is only for those who can’t obtain for reimbursement from their health insurance company.


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