Main changes in 2022

PHARMACY


Personal contribution at the pharmacy

Starting April 1st of 2022 your will have a personal contribution of 2 florin for each medicine. This means that when you have an prescription from your doctor for example for 3 medicines, you will have to pay 3 x 2 florins is a total of 6 florins at the pharmacy to receive the medicines.

A variety of medicines will now be ‘over the counter’

In recent years a variety of medicines are categorized as ‘OTC’ (Over The Counter). These are medicines especially for your personal care and hygiene. It means that you can obtain these medicines without a doctor’s prescription. Easy, fast, as you desire and at a reasonable price. For example Paracetamol or Dica. This will no longer be covered by Executive Body AZV.

Prescribed medicines which will no longer be covered

There are certain prescribed medicines which will no longer be covered by the Executive Body AZV. Your pharmacy will charge you for these medicines including a sum for service. On our website you will see the complete list of medicines that fall under this change. (We will upload this list the moment it is approved) 

Medicines that now fall under certain criteria

AZV covers medicines that meet the required criteria. For example, if the medicine is prescribed by the specialist that is permitted to prescribe this medicine (according to agreements made with the Executive Body AZV). Your doctor will indicate on the prescription if your medicine is covered.

Upcoming changes in 2022

The biggest change at the Emergency Department (SEH)

• A personal contribution of 15 florins at every visit at the Emergency Department at the Dokter Horacio Oduber Hospital or at Instituto Medico San Nicolas. The rest of the costs are covered by AZV for you.
• The start date is pending amendment of the AZV law during 2022.

The biggest change at the General Practitioners Post (HAP)

• A personal contribution of 15 florins at every consultation at the General Practitioners Post (Huisartsen Post) at the Dokter Horacio Oduber Hospital. We kindly remind you that you can always ask for a consultation with your own doctor during the day, during office hours. In case of sickness after office hours, service is provided starting at 6:00pm at the General Practitioners Post (HAP) at the Dokter Horacio Oduber Hospital. At the General Practitioners Post (HAP) you will pay 15 florins for a consultation. The rest of the costs are covered by AZV for you.
• The start date is pending amendment of the AZV law during 2022.

The biggest change at the Lab

• A personal contribution of 1 florin for each test being done at the lab. This means for example that if the doctor prescribes 2 tests at the lab, you will have to pay 2 x 1 florin = 2 florin at the lab for the tests. The rest of the costs are covered by AZV for you.
• The start date is pending amendment of the AZV law during 2022.

The biggest change at the Medical Specialist

• A personal contribution of 5 florin for each consultation at the medical specialist. This means that at every consultation (visit) at the medical specialist you will have to pay 5 florins directly to the medical specialist before being attended. The rest of the costs are covered by AZV for you.
• The start date is pending amendment of the AZV law during 2022.

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