The practice is open for new registrations. Registration is only possible if you live in our care area. For more information you can contact our assistant. If you want to register as a new patient in our practice, you can pick up the required registration forms at our front desk. All forms must be filled in completely. You can hand in the completed forms at our desk accompanied with a copy of your documentation of identification (passport, identity card or driver’s license).
For registration in a pharmacy in the centre of Rotterdam, you can inquire at:
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.
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.
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.
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:
Supplementary insurance covers:
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.
The maximum charges for the incidental and acute care by general practitioners who offer healthcare to casual patients:
Casual consultation €58.62
Minor surgery €90,08