Temporary residents/Patients not registered with the practice
If you are not registered as a patient with the general practice or are a visitor and need urgent medical attention you can be treated here as a temporary resident (‘passant’).
This is only possible if there is an appointment available.
You will be charged the temporary resident fee, usually around 30 euros. The exact amount will have to paid in cash, we do not have the facility to pay by card.
You will be given a receipt to present to your insurance company if applicable.
Any prescriptions issued by us will have to be taken to a pharmacy where you will be billed separately. There is an ATM machine near the health centre.
To our registered patients from abroad
About Health care in the Netherlands.
The first port of call for all your health care needs is the general practitioner (GP). We can sort most problems out ourselves in primary care, but if necessary can arrange a referral to secondary care (the specialists in the hospital). Without a referral from us as your GPs you cannot make an appointment with a specialist in the hospital, the costs would not be covered by your insurance company.
You would usually register with a GP near your home address, we are accepting new patients living at the postal code 2611.
We can do things like cervical smears (PAP smear) and contraception ourselves, you do not need a referral for that.
Health Screening Children
Regular health checks for children up to aged 4 are done at the Community Clinic for children called Consultatie Bureau, which is located near your home.
For children over 4 years those checks are done by the Community Health Service (GGD). You will get information about the GGD from the school your child attends.
All registered citizens will get invitations for screening send to their home address for the following
- Screening for bowel cancer: every 2 years once you are over 55 years old
- Cervical smear for all women over 30 years old. It used to be every 5 years but that interval is changing.
- Screening for breast cancer with mammography for every woman aged 50 or over, every 2 years.
If you have any further questions about our services please don’t hesitate to ask.
Mrs. J.A. Bong, G.P.
Mrs. A.R. Klokke, G.P.