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How much does T-Safe cost?

The T-Safe IUD costs €78.04.

Where can I buy the T-Safe copper IUD?

T-Safe is available from all pharmacies in the Netherlands or at

Is a copper IUD reimbursed by my insurance company?

Under 18 years of age
  • For women under 18, both the copper spiral itself and its placement are covered by the basic health insurance.

  • 18 to 20 years
  • For women between 18 and 21 both the copper coil and its placement are reimbursed from the basic health insurance. The costs of the IUD itself are deducted from the own risk.

  • 21 years and older
  • Via GP: Placement: costs are reimbursed from the basic insurance. Copper IUD at your own expense, unless you have supplementary insurance for contraception.
  • Via the midwife: Placement: costs are often reimbursed. In some cases, these costs are deducted from the excess. Ask your health insurer what will and will not be reimbursed. IUD: at your own expense, unless you have supplementary insurance for contraception.
  • Via the gynaecologist: The insertion including the IUD will be reimbursed. However, the total costs will be deducted from the excess. The costs of treatment vary from hospital to hospital.
  • Ordered via T-Safe webshop: IUDs ordered through the website will not be reimbursed by the insurance company. This option is only interesting for women who are not eligible for reimbursement by their health insurance company.

  • Do I have to buy a new copper IUD if the insertion is unsuccessful?

    If the placement is unsuccessful, you do not have to pay for the copper IUD again in the event of a second placement. Your health care provider can request a new IUD from us free of charge. If you are referred to the hospital, the general practitioner or midwife can give the new IUD to the gynaecologist. You will then pay a lower rate. The code applied by the gynaecologist is: DBC care product code: 210301015, DBC care activity code: 037180.

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