My girlfriend had to visit AMC (Amsterdam Medical Centre) for a medical emergency. She was a tourist from Indonesia and hence only carried travel insurance. The hospital treated her without us paying any money upfront and informed her that the bill will be mailed to her address in Indonesia.
It has been more than one month and she hasn't received any bill yet. Upon contacting the hospital they informed that as per their policy they only send the bill after four months. This is unacceptable to her as she needs to claim the bills within three months according to her travel insurance agreement. We have no idea how much the amount might be. I am guessing somewhere in the €300-500 range.
Is there anyway to speed up the billing, if the billing department refuses to process it earlier?
And what happens if she decides to ignore the bill, is this going to affect her future visa applications in Schengen or other countries which share the same database?