Healthcare for Internationals

Your obligations as a patient

Besides rights you have obligations. These ensure that your healthcare provider can properly treat you. You have a duty to:

  • Inform your healthcare provider in full. About your symptoms, your medicine use, and so on. Information is needed to determine diagnosis and treatment.
  • To cooperate in the examinations and treatments, to which you have consented.
  • Pay for the cost of your treatment. In most cases you are obliged to have Dutch healthcare insurance.