International Health Centre Rotterdam   Gerdesiaweg 488   3061 RA Rotterdam  Tel. 010 – 200 49 00

Int. Health Centre Rotterdam
Gerdesiaweg 488
3061 RA Rotterdam
  010 - 200 49 00

International Health Centre Rotterdam   Gerdesiaweg 488   3061 RA Rotterdam  Tel. 010 – 200 49 00

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New Corona virus

The RIVM and GGD informs doctors in The Netherlands on the latest developments surrounding the Corona virus, so we will inform our patients accordingly. This page will be updated with the latest advice and protocols from Dutch authorities.

Call immediately if you fit ALL three requirements:
1- You have been in China or met someone diagnosed with Corona;
2- You have a fever (38 degrees or higher);
3- You have two or more of the following symptoms: coughing, a cold, sore throat, difficulty breathing.

Please note: The symptoms must have started within 14 days of being in China or being in contact with a confirmed Corona patient.

Please do NOT come to the practice if this is the case, but call your doctor immediately.

The GP will contact GGD Rotterdam-Rijnmond, and together they will decide whether or not to start the protocol. If necessary, the GP will make a house visit. The test that can detect Corona, will be requested and conducted by the RIVM and Erasmus MC.

If you are concerned, even if you do not meet the requirements, you can always call the practice (010 – 200 49 00), or contact the GGD Rotterdam-Rijnmond infectious diseases department (010 – 443 80 31).


Useful links:

On Thuisarts, you can find general information and advice to prevent infection (in Dutch).
Here are the latest travel advices to China from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Dutch).


The practice is CLOSED for new registrations. We do have a waiting list, meaning we will register new patients after enough people have deregistered.

You will receive an email as soon as you are registered. For more information you can contact our assistant.


– Dutch health insurance (Basisverzekering) contracted by Vecozo
– Residence address within our care area
– Documentation of identification

All of the above are necessary to register at our practice. You can pick up the required registration forms at our front desk. Once the forms and documents are handed in, you will be on the waiting list.

If you not able to register at our practice, you can find other GPs near you at
Simply enter your zipzode and search on the map.

If you are still unable to find a GP near you, please contact your health insurance company. Dutch health insurance companies that fall under the Health Insurance Act (ZVW 2009) are obligated to find you a doctor near your home. Your residence address must be near your GP, because he/she has an obligation to be at your home within a certain timeframe in case of an emergency. This is why your health insurance company will serve as a mediator to help you find a GP near your home, even if all practices are full.


For registration in a pharmacy in the centre of Rotterdam, you can inquire at:

Apotheek Lagaay – Westblaak
BENU Apotheek Spanhoff
Apotheek Ramleh
BENU Apotheek Erasmus 
BENU Apotheek Wester in Rotterdam


Health insurance

Do you live or work in the Netherlands? Then you are required, under the Health Insurance Act (in Dutch: Zorgverzekeringswet), to get health Insurance. As an expat you have to take out Dutch health insurance within four months after you receive your residence permit. This health insurance is compulsory.

Dutch health insurance

The Dutch government is responsible for the quality of the Dutch health care system. However, it is not in charge of managing it. Even if you have insurance in your homeland, you are still required to have health insurance in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands there are different insurers which you can chose from. All have their own policies and regulations, so it is best to compare different insurance companies. This way you can pick out the insurer that fits your needs best. You are free to choose your own health insurer. Furthermore, you can change your health insurer once a year.

The costs

You will have to pay your insurer a monthly fee (which is called premie). This fee depends on the insurance plan you choose. Every insurer has different plans, with different fees and different covering. Then, there is also the own risk amount (eigen risico). That is an annual amount you have to pay out of your own pocket, to cover the first medical costs up to €385. You have the choice to increase your ‘eigen risico’ and get a deduction on your monthly premium. Consult your insurance company for more information abut this.

Mandatory and supplementary

Your health insurance consists of  mandatory health insurance and supplementary insurance, which is optional. The mandatory coverage is more or less the same for every health insurer, but the supplementary insurance can differ a lot.

Mandatory health insurance covers:

  • Basic medical care; including care provided by general practitioners, medical specialists and obstetricians
  • Dental care up to the age of 18
  • Hospitalisation
  • Maternity care
  • Therapies and dietary advice (with limitations)
  • Most medicines and medical devices and products

Supplementary insurance covers:

  • Glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental care for adults
  • Physiotherapy
  • Alternative medical products

The monthly premium for the mandatory health insurance is approximately around € 115 (2019). As stated, the supplementary premium differs per health insurer.

Everyone over the age of 18 pays a monthly premium for the mandatory health insurance. Those who are younger than 18 years are insured and do not have to pay any premium or excess. Note that newborns must be registered with a health care insurer within four months after birth.

Prices healthcare

The maximum charges for the incidental and acute care by general practitioners who offer healthcare to casual patients are determined each year by the NZA (Dutch Health Authority).


Rates 2020:

Casual consultation €59.66
Minor surgery €91,68

This includes the consultation itself, including any prescription(s) or referral(s) deemed necessary by our doctor.
It does not include: The medication from the pharmacy, lab tests, or anything else outside of our practice.



If you have a Dutch health insurance “Basisverzekering”, we will take care of the reimbursement for you.

For the following insurances, you will have to pay in advance:

– European health insurance card;
– Student/expat Insurance (Allianz, Allianz CZ, AON, Cigna, IPS, Loonzorg, SOS International, Unigarant);
– Other foreign or private health insurances.

We will provide you with a receipt, which you can use to declare the cost with your health insurance.
Upon request, we can also provide you with a letter detailing your visit, may you need one for your declaration.