Campus life

Health services

The University of Twente offers general medical services on campus, including emergency service, a general practitioner, dentist and physiotherapist. Please keep in mind the following general regulations regarding health services in the Netherlands:

  • Referrals to visit specialised medical services at a general hospital are given at appointments with a general practitioner/doctor only. Specialised medical services include surgeons, eye specialists, ENT doctors, gynaecologists and orthopaedists.
  • Prescription drugs can only be provided through a pharmacy if you have a prescription from a doctor/general practitioner in the Netherlands. These prescriptions are only provided during appointments with a general practitioner.

Emergencies

  • Emergencies on campus: call 2222
  • Emergencies off campus: call 112

Services

Campus doctor

Upon arrival at the UT, make sure you register online with the UT campus doctor (use link below). Please be aware that you are required by Dutch law to be registered with a general practitioner (doctor) during your entire stay in the Netherlands if you are staying for more than six months.

The general practitioner is your first contact person for all health-related questions and problems. Medical specialists, hospital tests and prescription drugs are only accessible with a referral from your general practitioner. Specialized medical services include surgeons, eye specialist, ENT doctors, gynecologist and orthopedist.

Practice hours

General medical services are provided by appointment only between 08:00 and 17:00 from Monday to Friday. Appointments can be made online or by phone (Monday to Friday, between 08:00 and 17:00).

Payment

No payment is required if you are insured through AON (ICS Complete Cover Insurance or Basic Health Care Insurance) or have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

Visit the campus doctor website.

Campus dentist

The dental practice on campus is available to all UT students. Registering as a patient is possible by filling out a registration form. These are available at the dentist/physiotherapist waiting room. You can make an appointment with the dentist as soon as you have submitted the form.

Appointments

Consultation and treatment are possible only on appointment. Appointments with the dentist can be made by telephone from Monday to Thursday between 08:00 and 16:00 on the number below.

Dental emergencies

For emergencies outside office hours and in weekends you can contact the (National) Dental Service at phone number +31 (0)900 128 26 32. During office hours registered patients can also call the practice number below.

Contact

Dentist Huizinga
Opening hours: 08:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00 (Mon - Fri)
T: +31 (0)53 489 4600
Visit the website website

Campus physiotherapist

You can make an appointment with the UT physiotherapist for treatment of (sports related) injuries. The physiotherapist also provides (preventive) advice on (sports) injuries.

Payment

If you are insured through AON (ICS Complete Cover Insurance or Basic Health Care Insurance) and registered at the UT Campus Doctor’s office, consultations are free of charge.

Contact:

Topform Twente Physiotherapy
Location: Sports Centre, UT Campus
E: info@topvormtwente.nl
T: +31 (0)53 767 6020
Visit the Website

Pharmacies in Enschede

Pharmacies (Dutch: Apotheek) provide prescription drugs, which are fully covered by all Dutch health insurance policies. Non-prescription drugs for sale at a pharmacy might not be reimbursed by your health insurance company.

The two pharmacies located close to the UT Campus are opened every working day between 8:30hrs and 17:30hrs. In the Enschede city center you will also find a pharmacy that is open every day and night (including weekends).