Healthcare for internationals – Utrecht

Healthcare tailored to the needs of internationals

Welcome! Coming to a different country and not being understood as well as at home, can be hard. Especially when it comes to your health. Healthcare for internationals (H4i) Utrecht aims to satisfy the healthcare needs of internationals. H4i Utrecht is a project by H4i member HUS ('Huisartsen Utrecht Stad' -  GP's of Utrecht City)

Research done in the international community has shown that Dutch Healthcare for all its strengths does not always meet the needs and expectations of internationals.  In response to these needs H4i Utrecht has developed health care services tailored to the needs of internationals.

H4i Utrecht

Quite often people find the differences between receiving health care in the Netherlands and the care they have received in their home country overwhelming, sometimes even distressing. Language barriers, negotiating through health insurance and the differences within the Dutch Medical system are some of the challenges that Internationals face. Here at H4i Utrecht we hear your concerns and that is why we are taking the time for you.

We are listening

We understand it is difficult to explain your health issues in a different language. That is why we take the extra time to listen. We offer internationals an if possible extended consultation of 20 minutes with the GP to ensure that we fully understand your concerns and expectations.

We are taking the time

We understand that the health care you will experience here may be very different from your home country. That is why we would like to take the time to get to know you and understand your cultural and personal background in an extended intake consultation.
We have studied the differences in world health care systems to better understand your needs and expectations in the Netherlands.

Participating health care centers

Eight Health care centers / GP practices are participating in H4i Utrecht. Read more about the GP's in Utrecht participating in H4i Utrecht.

Also the Diakonessenhuis, a hospital and clinic voor medical specialist outpatient care, is participating in H4i Utrecht.

The following GP practices are now  open for registration:

Locate other H4i members here.

If you are interested to be involved in the development of healthcare services for international please let us know by clicking the button below or by sending a mail to

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