How do I find a good GP in Amsterdam?

How do I choose a GP in Amsterdam?

As soon as you know where you will be living, you need to register with a GP practice. You may find a suitable practice by asking other internationals or by using websites like Zorgkaart or Kiesuwhuisarts. The websites are in Dutch but you can find a GP by entering your postal code into the search (zoek) box.

How do I find the right GP?

To find a new GP you can:

  1. ask your current doctor for advice.
  2. ask your family, friends and neighbours for recommendations.
  3. ask a local pharmacist or other medical professionals who have dealings with doctors in the area.

How much does it cost to see a doctor in Amsterdam?

Is healthcare free in the Netherlands?

Healthcare Item Average Cost in the Netherlands
One-night hospital stay €146
Emergency room visit €256
Doctor’s office visit in normal office hours €47
Doctor’s visit outside of normal office hours €92

How do I find a doctor in the Netherlands?

Finding a doctor in the Netherlands

  1. Visit your ‘gemeentehuis’: your ‘city/town hall’, to see which doctors live nearby.
  2. Pick up a ‘gemeentegids’ from the gemeentehuis. …
  3. Once you have selected a doctor, you should ask him or her for an initial meeting.
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Are Dutch doctors good?

Amazingly, the Dutch rate their health care very highly. They must have low expectations. The Netherlands was number one on the Euro Health Consumer Index in 2015 for its health care system. It has also been listed in the top 3 European countries since 2005.

Where can I find huisarts in Amsterdam?

As soon as you have your health insurance, it is important to register right away with a huisarts (GP). You can find a doctor or medical centre in your area at: (in Dutch only) or in

Is private GP better?

Efficiency of the service. While a private GP may present a quicker route to getting the healthcare services you need, it may also be a more efficient method too. With access to highly qualified specialists and consultants, referrals may be much faster, with a quicker turnaround time for test results.

What makes a good GP practice?

You can expect a good GP practice to be well-led because…

Providing safe, high-quality, compassionate care is important to the people in charge of the practice. The practice is open about how well it is performing. The practice listens to your views and uses your feedback to improve the way it provides services.

How do I get a new GP when I move?

You do not need the consent of your GP to change GPs. When you have found another GP willing to accept you, you should contact them and ask if they will take you on – see under the heading Registering with a GP. You can then make an appointment to see the new GP immediately.

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Is a GP appointment free?

24/7 appointments for free*

Once an application is made, a registration period will apply before you are able to access the service. Available for people living or working within the catchment area of one of our clinic locations.

Are there private doctors in the Netherlands?

The Netherlands has a very accessible healthcare system that provides high-quality care and wide availability of English-speaking doctors. Healthcare is accessed via public or private health insurance in the Netherlands.

How do I book a doctors appointment in the Netherlands?

You can call your GP directly to make an appointment. The GP assistant will ask you questions to assess your situation and whether you need to come in the same day or a few days later. They can often provide you with advice as well, as they are a medical professional.

How do I go to hospital in Netherlands?

All you need to know about going to the hospital in the…

  1. Are you curious about what it’s like to visit a hospital in the Netherlands? …
  2. Emergency: If you need emergency care that cannot wait, call 112, This will take you through to either the ambulance, the fire brigade or police.

How can a foreign doctor work in Netherlands?

They’d first have to take a Dutch language course, usually at a university, pass the exam (at university level!), then take part in the sollicitation to enter med school, pass the BSc exam, after which do internships (three years), get accepted into a residency, after finishing that start looking for a job.

Can you visit a GP without being registered?

Legally, you do not need any documents to register with a GP. In practice, some GP practices may ask for: Your NHS card. Proof of address (usually 1 or 2 bills with your name on it) in order to prove that you live in the area.

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