Register with a GP

Upon arrival, one of the first things to do is register online with a general practitioner. You will also need to confirm your registration during a registration appointment.

Registering with a general practitioner is obligatory

Please be aware of the fact that it is obligatory to be registered with a general practitioner (doctor) during your stay in the Netherlands when you are staying longer than six months.

Your doctor 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 specialists, ENT doctors, gynaecologists and orthopedists. You can find a general practitioner through this website (in Dutch only).