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Are you looking for a doctor, dentist, psychologist or other medical care? The Netherlands offers a variety of options in the field of health care and health insurance, with support from the government, private or via humanitarian organisations.

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Last updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Support for the disabled is provided via the Law Social Support (WMO). Refugees can also apply for this via the WMO-counter of the municipality that they are staying in. Generally, the process looks like this:

  1. Report - Report your request for help and support to the WMO counter of your municipality. At most municipalities you can fill out an online form for the WMO application.

  2. Interview & Research - The municipality will schedule an interview and conduct a research on your situation

  3. Recommendation - The municipality will provide a recommendation, detailing the help required.

  4. Agreement - You can agree to the decision, after which further steps will be planned.

Other option for support include the general practitioner or MEE organisation.


The zorgwijzer provides more information about the WMO request process (in Dutch)


Those who need disability support also have the right to independent client support. For this, one can turn to MEE: MEE is committed to people with disabilities and their network. In all areas of life and in all phases of life, so that they can participate in society to the best of their ability.

You can contact your local MEE organisation for more information

EnableMe Ukraine

EnableMe Ukraine offers information, advice, and online support to those with physical and mental or psychological disabilities. Through EnableMe Ukraine you can get in contact with psychologists and peers. Do you have a physical, mental or psychological disability and do you need advice, information or online support? Click on the link down below. Available in English, Russian and Ukrainian.

The hard of hearing

Swedoro (Stichting Welzijn Doven Rotterdam) accommodates deaf refugees for a short period of time. They can relax there for a while and tell their story. Afterwards they go to another location for a longer period of time.

For more information about the support of deaf refugees from Ukraine, please write to supportukraine@dovenschap.nl.