AVBZ contract signing with MHF

The Mental Health Foundation has a Care Agreement for AVBZ care since 2007. AVBZ is the compulsory insurance that all persons legally living and working on St. Maarten contribute to. The care covered by the AVBZ law (LVO Aº1996 Aº211) is for chronic illnesses these illnesses are not covered by medical insurances. Chronic illnesses are for example; care required after a stroke, amputation, trauma, and for disabilities such as mentally as well as physically challenged. With an AVBZ care agreement MHF can apply for this chronic care assistance for a patient.


Since St. Maarten became ‘Country St. Maarten’ the SZV now manages the AVBZ funds and therefor the renewed contract is now offered by Mr. Reginald Willemberg COO of SZV.
For the Mental Health Foundation the AVBZ Care Fund finances the Faraja Center (re-socialization and education) , Guided Living and the Ambulant Care.

Thanks to the SZV, MHF can offer patient’s continuity of care from the time an intake is done at the center or a patient is admitted to, Guided Living, Faraja or Ambulant Care.

The SZV and the MHF team work together to provide quality care to the St. Maarten patients, to do so care plans are made and evaluated every 3 months, quality reporting with regards to the care provided, is also evaluated annually.

The signing took place at the Mental Health Foundation, by Reginald Willemsberg, Felix Holiday President of the Board and Eric van der Hoek Treasurer.