Preventative testing for breast cancer

The OOM Temporary Residence Abroad Insurance is a medical insurance for if you stay abroad for a longer period of time (up to a maximum of 2 years).

Whether you get reimbursement for preventive testing for breast cancer depends on the cover you have chosen:

  • Light and Regular cover: no reimbursement
  • Comfort cover: women aged 30 and above will receive reimbursement for an MRI scan or mammogram once every 2 years.

With the OOM Temporary Residence Abroad Insurance you can opt for no excess or an excess of €250, €500 or €1,000. If you have opted for an excess and you incur costs which are covered by the insurance, you then pay the first part of these costs yourself.

You are 48 years old. The General Practitioner refers you to the hospital for a mammogram. The costs are €295. If you have Comfort cover and no excess, you will receive a reimbursement of the total costs if you have not claimed costs for preventive testing for breast cancer in the previous 2 years.

You can claim your medical expenses quickly and easily via My OOM.

Please note that the terms and conditions of your insurance take precedence over the information provided here.