General Practioner (Huisarts)
The practice has a quality certficate :
In The Netherlands your GP (huisarts) should always be your initial contact for all medical matters. The family doctor is key in the world of health care, treating patients for basic non-surgical problems and providing consultations for most of your general health questions. The GP also serves as your link to most other services such as hospitalisation, specialists, midwifery, physiotherapy etc. If necessary, the GP can refer you to a medical specialist at short notice. The GP keeps your medical record up to date and perscribes your medication.
Rating by clients: 9,28 ( maximum is 10)
How to find a GP?
You should register with a GP upon arrival in The Netherlands. When choosing a GP, make sure you feel comfortable with them. Some GP's may not accept any new patients as they are already filled to capacity.
Visiting your GP
In case of illness as well as for general consultations on less urgent matters, first phone your GP. A trained medical assistant will answer your call and note your complaints in order to properly schedule your appointment.
General practitionar : Close to you and competent
Sharing medical information :medical information , sharing , how ?
Cost of a visit to the GP
The fee for the GP consists of 2 elements of which the cost is set by the Dutch govenment:
- quarterly fixed fee consisting of several modules
- fixed fee per consultation/telephone call/house call
If you dont have a dutch health insurance package these fees will be invoiced to the client.