Questions about being a patient at Jans Huisartsen?
If you can no longer attend your appointment and would still like to speak with a doctor the easiest way to do this is to book another appointment using the Jans Huisartsen Patient Portal. You can cancel your appointment by following these steps:
- Login to your Patient Portal
- Go to My medical file > Appointments
- Tap Cancel appointment > OK
- Make a new appointment
Yes, completely private. The consultations are conducted in a private room with just yourself and the doctor.
Our priority is always to provide safe care for our patients. Lots of commonly prescribed medications require monitoring to ensure they are working well and there are no side effects. Side effects do not always have symptoms and so blood tests or other monitoring tests may be required.
Dutch health insurance
Are you planning to work and/or do an internship whilst studying in The Netherlands? Here’s how you can find out whether you need to apply for a Dutch health insurance policy. Dutch healthcare insurance is required for international students:
- When you study in The Netherlands, and you also have a (part-time) job or an internship with a minimum wage salary
- When you study in The Netherlands, and you have a zero-hour (casual) working contract
You are not eligible for a Dutch health insurance policy in The Netherlands if:
- You are in The Netherlands for study purposes only
- You are on an orientation year with a search visa
- You are from outside of the EU/EEA and have not received a letter from the Immigration Service (IND) confirming you will be given a residence permit
In this case you should apply for private student health insurance for medical cover during your stay in The Netherlands.
How do I take out Dutch health insurance?
Obtain a residents permit at the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). In order to apply for such a permit you need the following documents:
- A legal and certified copy of your birth certificate
- Document(s) that prove you have a permanent place to live in The Netherlands
- A legal and valid passport
After successful registration at the IND, you can go to the city hall, register yourself as a new resident and you will then receive a citizen service number (burgerservicenummer, BSN). With this number, you can compare and select your own basic Dutch healthcare insurance policy and if desired, any supplementary health cover packages.
All Dutch healthcare insurance companies must offer the basic health care cover package (basisverzekering). This basic package contains most medical coverage required including:
- Visits and treatment by a GP
- Pharmaceuticals (prescribed by your GP)
- Medical care, operations and other treatments performed by doctors and physicians, such as cardiologists, dermatologists, surgeons, etc.
- Physiotherapy for people with certain chronic diseases
- Psychological healthcare (with reference from your GP)
- Hospital care
- Pregnancy and birth care
- Emergency transport by ambulance
- Occupational therapy
- Dietary advice
- Emergency medical treatment abroad, according to Dutch standards
Please note that each of the above items will have their requirements and possible limitations regarding financial compensation. Sometimes the basic cover does not suffice, for example, for:
- Dental care
- Alternative healing
- Optical eye care
If you need these types of healthcare, you may refer to private supplemental insurance packages.
Although, the content of a basic Dutch healthcare insurance policy is the same with every insurer, the monthly fee, service, excess (deductible) and available choice of health care providers can vary depending on the chosen health insurance company and policy.
Therefore, it is recommended that you compare Dutch healthcare insurance companies on their monthly fee and policy.