Huisarts – Family Doctor, or GP

The Dutch word for family doctor or GP is huisarts – which literally translates into ‘house doctor’. This does not mean that he or she will come to your house if you are sick; you are expected to make an appointment and go see him (or her). Huisartsen... Read more...


If You Need to See a Specialist

If you have any medical or psychological questions, ailments or if you need help, your GP will be the first one you call. The GP, if he thinks you need more specialized expertise (or if you think you do), will recommend you to a specialist. Most often,... Read more...


Having a Baby

Many newcomers to the Netherlands are taken aback by the non-interventionist approach to perinatal care and are often told that everyone delivers at home with a midwife. In fact, only about 23­% of deliveries take place at home, the rest take place in... Read more...


Medication

Prescription drugs are filled at an apotheek (pharmacy or apothecary). They computerize your prescriptions and keep a close watch on the drugs you are taking in order to avoid drug interaction. Many bill your insurance company directly for the costs of... Read more...


Dentist

In the Netherlands, dental care is provided by university-educated dentists, all of whom are government-registered. The government determines the rate for services rendered, which makes these rates, generally speaking, lower than in most wealthy countries. Dentistry... Read more...


Why international private medical insurance?

One of the great things about living in The Netherlands is the standard of health services available, which usually rank among the best in Europe. The Dutch are in excellent hands when it comes to medical care; but what provisions have been made for expatriates... Read more...


Useful References

emergencies In case of an emergency, call the national emergency number 112. general MINISTERIE VAN GEZONDHEID WELZIJN EN SPORT Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports www.government.nl/ministries/vws EXPAT MEDICAL ADVISOR www.expatmedicaladvisor.com international... Read more...


Recommended Reading

THE ACCESS GUIDE/FAQ SHEET ON HEALTH CARE IN THE NETHERLANDS This publication concisely covers a wide range of health topics from birth to death, insurance to legal rights, home care to hospitals, and special services to social services www.access-nl.org THE... Read more...


Huisarts – Family Doctor, or GP

The Dutch word for family doctor or GP is huisarts – which literally translates into ‘house doctor’. This does not mean that he or she will come to your house if you are sick; you are expected to make an appointment and go see him (or her). Huisartsen...

Read more...


If You Need to See a Specialist

If you have any medical or psychological questions, ailments or if you need help, your GP will be the first one you call. The GP, if he thinks you need more specialized expertise (or if you think you do), will recommend you to a specialist. Most often,...

Read more...


Having a Baby

Many newcomers to the Netherlands are taken aback by the non-interventionist approach to perinatal care and are often told that everyone delivers at home with a midwife. In fact, only about 23­% of deliveries take place at home, the rest take place in...

Read more...


Medication

Prescription drugs are filled at an apotheek (pharmacy or apothecary). They computerize your prescriptions and keep a close watch on the drugs you are taking in order to avoid drug interaction. Many bill your insurance company directly for the costs of...

Read more...


Dentist

In the Netherlands, dental care is provided by university-educated dentists, all of whom are government-registered. The government determines the rate for services rendered, which makes these rates, generally speaking, lower than in most wealthy countries. Dentistry...

Read more...


Why international private medical insurance?

One of the great things about living in The Netherlands is the standard of health services available, which usually rank among the best in Europe. The Dutch are in excellent hands when it comes to medical care; but what provisions have been made for expatriates...

Read more...


Useful References

emergencies In case of an emergency, call the national emergency number 112. general MINISTERIE VAN GEZONDHEID WELZIJN EN SPORT Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports www.government.nl/ministries/vws EXPAT MEDICAL ADVISOR www.expatmedicaladvisor.com international...

Read more...


Recommended Reading

THE ACCESS GUIDE/FAQ SHEET ON HEALTH CARE IN THE NETHERLANDS This publication concisely covers a wide range of health topics from birth to death, insurance to legal rights, home care to hospitals, and special services to social services www.access-nl.org THE...

Read more...


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