Healthcare for Internationals

Finding a healthcare provider

You need a referral

Before you start looking for a healthcare provider, you should know, that in many cases you need a referral from a General practitioner (GP) as well as a valid Health insurance. If you haven't registered with a GP or have no health insurance, check the steps you should take first.

If you have no GP yet, but have an urgent need to consult a doctor, you can contact any GP in your neighborhood.

Note: In case of a life-threatening emergency dial 112.

Freedom of provider choice

If you have registered with a GP and are looking for another Primary or Secondary Healthcare provider, please note that, although in most cases the GP will refer you to a provider, you have the freedom to choose your own provider.

You may find a suitable practice by checking out practices that cater to the needs of internationals below or, if they don't meet your needs you may go to Finding another provider. Always check if your insurance provider covers the services of your provider of choice.

Healthcare for internationals

Healthcare for internationals (H4i) is a network of Dutch healthcare providers, including mental healthcare, that are making an effort to close the gap between Dutch healthcare and the needs and expectations of internationals. These are practices that cater to the needs of internationals. They have multilingual staff, an English website and staff that is trained to better meet the needs of internationals.

Many of these practices meet the criteria of a H4i Qualified practice. Others are preparing for this.

Below you'll find an overview by type of service provided. We do not yet have network members in all regions, but we provide information on how to find healthcare services in other regions or if you cannot find an H4i provider that meets your needs.

 

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H4i General Practitioners ➜

If you want to know what services a GP practice is providing, you may check out these pages first. These about 40 H4i healthcare centers and GP practices (huisartsen) are making an effort to close the…

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Finding another provider ➜

There are various websites that provide an overview of healthcare providers in your area, though most are in Dutch only. You can also ask other internationals, your employer or school, whether they can advise you on…

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H4i Mental healthcare providers ➜

If you want to know how Mental healthcare is organized in the Netherlands, you may check out these pages first. H4i practices are making an effort to close the gap between Dutch healthcare and the needs…

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H4i Perinatal healthcare ➜

If you want to know how Perinatal care is organized in the Netherlands, you may check out these pages first. H4i practices are making an effort to close the gap between Dutch healthcare and the needs…

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H4i Youth healthcare services ➜

If you want to know how Youth healthcare is organized in the Netherlands, you may check out these pages first. H4i practices are making an effort to close the gap between Dutch healthcare and the needs…

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Other H4i providers ➜

These practices are making an effort to close the gap between Dutch healthcare and the needs and expectations of internationals. They have educated their professionals to understand the healthcare needs of different nationalities and cultures, their…