International Health Centre Rotterdam   Gerdesiaweg 488   3061 RA Rotterdam

Int. Health Centre Rotterdam
Gerdesiaweg 488
3061 RA Rotterdam

International Health Centre Rotterdam   Gerdesiaweg 488   3061 RA Rotterdam

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iHCR has reopened as of 14th of November. We are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, by appointment only. Videocall or phone consultations are conducted in the mornings, and physical or surgical consultations in the afternoon.

For an appointment, fill out the appointment form and we will contact you by email. Our phone number is not in use.

Who we cater to:

iHCR is a private casual patient clinic for non-urgent care; For those who cannot find a GP due to lack of a Dutch insurance, such as international students. Or perhaps your own GP does not offer a service such as a general check-up or minor surgery.


For those with Dutch basic insurance:
We recommend anyone and everyone to register with a GP if possible. Check if you are eligible for registration at our partner Wijnhaven here.
If you struggle to find a GP despite having Dutch basic health insurance, ask your health insurer for help



iHCR is not suitable for urgent care as we do not have a doctor available from 8:00-17:00 all weekdays, like regular GP practices do. During those business hours, call a regular GP practice such as our partner at Wijnhaven. Outside business hours, contact the Huisartsenpost (urgent care centre) in the hospital.


Our Wijnhaven 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 Wijnhaven practice.

How to register:
Please visit the Wijnhaven 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
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:

Apotheek Lagaay – Westblaak
Medsen Apotheek Wijnhaven
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).


Casual patient fees NZA (2021)
– Consultation 20 minutes € 61,83
– Consulation follow-up € 30,91
– Minor surgery € 95,01

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 claim the cost back from your health insurer.
Upon request, we can also provide you with a letter detailing your visit, may you need one for your claim.

iHCR will not be responsible for any deductibles, co-pays or non-covered services. Please inquire beforehand with your insurer.