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Medical Assistance

General practitioner
In contrast to many other countries, the first person to consult in the Netherlands for almost all medical assistance is a general practitioner (GP); in Dutch called ‘’Huisarts’’. If necessary, the GP, will refer you to a specialist.
As soon as possible, you should look for a general practitioner close to your residence. It is not advisable to delay this step until the moment that you actually need a doctor because some GPs may have a full load of patients and have no room for new ones. Therefore, it might take a while to find an available doctor.

In case of emergencies outside regular working hours (during weekends and on national holidays) you can call the “huisartsenpost” or the doctor hotline.

General Information:

A list with general practitioners in Rotterdam:

Other medical practices are:

In case of an emergency, call the doctor hotline: (010) 420 11 00.
If you have any more questions about this subject, please do not hesitate to contact the International Office.