Are you looking for a doctor, psychologist or other medical care? You will find information on this page about how the Dutch health care system works. You will also find information about health insurance.
This is how healthcare works in the Netherlands
Everyone in the Netherlands has health insurance. It is compulsory. The health insurer then pays for your medically necessary care, such as visits to the family doctor.
Choosing a health insurance policy
When you take out health insurance, you can choose from a variety of packages. It is a good idea to think about what kind of care you need. Then you can choose a package that fits your needs.
Family doctor, dentist and acute care
In case of non-urgent health complaints, you go to the family doctor. If you have dental complaints, you go to the dentist. For acute care, go to the family doctor's office or call an ambulance.