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HEALTHCARE

HEALTHCARE

You can be assured that you will receive high quality healthcare in the Netherlands. However, some things may be arranged in a different way than you are used to. DOCTOR • Huisarts is a General Practitioner (GP) or family doctor. Most speak English. • The ‘huisarts’ is your first contact for all medical questions and complaints. GP’s are medical specialists with a 9 year training in treating the most common complaints. • When needed your GP will prescribe medication or refer you to a diagnostic center, hospital or other medical specialist. Dutch doctors tend to not hand out prescriptions lightly. • Non-urgent medical treatment from a hospital or specialist requires a referral from your ’huisarts’. • It is strongly recommended to register with a GP in your area as soon as you are settled, even when not directly in need of a doctor. It will make it much easier to get in touch if you need one later on. • Visit http://www.zorgkaartnederland.nl/huisarts (in Dutch) for doctors in your area.

• Some doctors will refuse registers because their practices are already full or if you live too far from the practice. Sometimes they will place you on a waiting list. • Medical emergencies • In case of a life-threatening emergency always call 112. This will give you access to all emergency services. • In other urgent situations call your GP. If your doctor’s office is closed and you have medical complaints that can't wait until the next day or after the weekend, call the central doctor’s office (‘Huisartsenpost’). Your GP’s website or answering machine will provide you with the phone number. DENTIST • A dentist (tandarts) can also be located via your insurance company; some policies require an annual check-up. • Dental care also requires registration; dentists are of short supply so many practices may not take on new patients.

D E N TA L F A C T O R Y Family dentist • General dentistry and specialisations Open 7 days a week • Plenty of personal attention Open to new clients • Multilingual staff

Jan van Galenstraat 171 • 1056 BS Amsterdam • +31 (0)20 618 00 74 • info@dentalfactory.nl • www.dentalfactory.nl

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The Expat Survival Guide assists your first essential steps: finding a home and job, organising permits, setting up finances and healthcare,...

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The Expat Survival Guide assists your first essential steps: finding a home and job, organising permits, setting up finances and healthcare,...

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