International Health Centre has reopened. Due to this pandemic, walk-in healthcare is no longer possible. We have implemented new methods to continue providing care to internationals whilst complying with Covid-19 regulations.
We ask for you not to visit the practice unless you have a physical appointment. For those attending a physical appointment, a mask is mandatory inside the building.
> Online, fill out our casual patient form here.
> We will call you (Monday, Tuesday, Friday) to book an appointment.
Please cancel appointments >24 hours in advance (Monday-Friday) by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
iHCR is currently only seeing casual patients, those who do not have a GP in the Netherlands.
To register, please inquire at our Blaak location. Information regarding registrations at Blaak can be found here.
If you suspect you have symptoms of Corona, please call the national number 0800-1202 to request a test. This test is free of charge for anyone, and there is no co-pay or deductible.
For general information we would like to refer you to this page, the RIVM and the national Corona information number 0800-1351.
Our Blaak location is open for new registrations.
– You live in our care area;
– You have a Dutch “Basisverzekering” insurance OR one of the following: InsureToStudy, OOM GHU/NNAM, ONVZ Health.
If you are unsure if you are eligible to register, you can e-mail us your zipcode and insurance company.
Note: AON student insurance and OOM SIN are not accepted.
All of the above are necessary to register at our Blaak practice.
How to register:
Please visit the Blaak website to register.
Still unable to find a GP?
If you not able to register with us, you can find other GPs near you at www.kiesuwhuisarts.nl
Simply enter your zipzode and search on the map.
International Health Centre provides care to those without a registered GP in Rotterdam. You can book appointments without registration here.
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:
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 are determined each year by the NZA (Dutch Health Authority).
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.