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Rates of reimbursement

You can usually be reimbursed for any medicine that is included in the medicine reimbursement scheme and has been prescribed to you for the treatment of an illness.

You can get reimbursements after you have paid the annual initial deductible of EUR 50. 

Rates of reimbursement

There are three rates of reimbursement for medicine expenses. 

  • The basic rate of reimbursement is 40% of a medicine’s sales price or reference price. 
  • The lower rate of special reimbursement is 65% of a medicine’s sales price or reference price. 
  • The higher rate of special reimbursement is 100% of a medicine’s sales price or reference price. 
    • However, you pay a copayment of EUR 4.50 each time you buy a reimbursable medicine.

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You are reimbursed for the medicine directly at the pharmacy. The reimbursement is automatically deducted from the price of the medicine.

If the medicine you are buying is included in the reference price system, the reimbursement is based on the medicine’s reference price. If a medicine costs more than its reference price, you will not get a reimbursement for the part that exceeds the reference price.

Emollient creams and clinical nutrients are not included in the reference price system. You will always get a reimbursement for their full price.

You also get a reimbursement for the dispensing fee (EUR 2.39) that the pharmacy adds to the medicine’s price.

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Last modified 14/2/2024

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