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Health care

Hopefully it won’t be necessary, but if you should need medical assistance whilst living and studying in Leiden or The Hague you can find the necessary contact information here. The emergency telephone number in the Netherlands (ambulance, police, fire service) is 112. If you need to contact the police but it is not an emergency you can call 0900 – 8844.

General practitioner (GP)

It’s a good idea to register with a GP in Leiden or The Hague during your studies. Most GPs (in Dutch called 'huisarts') are able to accept new patients. He or she is your main link to any specialist or hospital. Only in emergency situations is it possible to go to a hospital directly without being referred by a GP.

Find a GP in Leiden or a GP in The Hague.

The local GPs listed below are familiar with assisting international students.

Leiden

  • Dr R.P. Zwaan (female)
    Rijnsburgerweg 163
    2334 BP  Leiden
    071 1577100
    www.huisartszwaan.nl
    praktijk@huisartszwaan.nl

  • Dr. de Lange (female) and Dr. Minken (male)
    Bronkhorststraat 43-45
    2316 SZ Leiden
    071 - 521 2025
    www.huisartsenpraktijkdelangeenminken.nl/registration.html

  • Dr. Boels (male) en Dr L.H. van Berkel (female)
    Oosterkerkstraat 1
    2312 SN Leiden
    071 - 516 2535

  • Dr. J. Lindenhovius (female)
    Arubapad 52
    2315 VA Leiden
    071 - 522 2822

  • Dr. Vernhout (female) & Dr. Nering Bögel (speaks French, male)
    Dahliastraat 26
    2313 VN Leiden
    071 - 512 4403

The Hague

International Health Centre The Hague: Jan van Nassaustraat 125, 2596 BS The Hague, telephone number: 070 3065100 (website)

Urgent situation outside office hours

If there is an urgent situation outside office hours and you require immediate assistance from a doctor you can contact the ‘out-of-hours doctor’s post’ (in Dutch called "Huisartsenpost"). By ‘urgent situation’ is meant serious medical complaints, illness or injury for which treatment cannot be delayed.

  • Out-of-hours doctor’s post in Leiden – tel: 0900 513 80 39 
  • Out-of-hours doctor’s post in The Hague – tel: 070 346 96 69

The  "Huisartsenpost" is for emergency cases only and is more expensive than a regular visit to a GP / Family doctor during weekly consulting hours. Needless to say that your health insurance will only reimburse you if it was indeed an emergency.

  • Upon calling the "Huisartsenpost" you will first speak to an assistant who will ask you a number of questions to assess the urgency of the situation and type of assistance you require. The assistant will decide if a visit to the "Huisartsenpost" is necessary and let you know at what time you should come.  

  • Be aware that this initial telephone assessment is not free of charge. If you do not have a European Health Insurance card (EHIC) you will receive a bill for this service.

  • If you have an EHIC, remember to take it along with you to your appointment, you will be asked to pay for your visit. You can ask for reimbursement.

  • If you do not have an EHIC you will be also asked to pay for your visit. You can request reimbursement for the cost of your visit and telephone assessment from your health insurance company.

Hospitals

Leiden University Medical Centre 

Albinusdreef 2, Leiden 
071 – 526 9111 
www.lumc.nl

Alrijne hospital, Leiden

Formerly: Diaconessenhuis Leiden 
Houtlaan 55, Leiden 
071 – 517 8178 
alrijne.nl/locaties/leiden

Alrijne hospital, Leiderdorp

Formerly: Rijnland hospital Leiderdorp
Simon Smitweg 1, Leiderdorp 
071 – 582 8282 
alrijne.nl/locaties/leiderdorp

For information about hospitals in The Hague see the denhaag.nl website. 

 

Services & helplines

Here below are the contact details of a number of useful services and organisations.

Dentists 

Find a dentist via tandarts.nl.
This is a Dutch website but you simply need to type Leiden or ‘den Haag’ (Dutch spelling) in the search field and you will be provided with addresses and telephone numbers of local dentists. The Dutch word for dentist is 'tandarts'.

Pharmacies

Find a pharmacy via www.apotheek.nl.
This is a Dutch website but you simply need to type Leiden or Den Haag (Dutch spelling) in the search field and you will be provided with addresses and telephone numbers of local pharmacies. The Dutch word for pharmacy is 'apotheek'.

Aids STD Infoline

Aids Fonds
Tel: 0900 – 204 2040 
aidsfonds.nl/about/organisation

Mental health and addiction

Trimbos Institute 
Tel: 030 – 297 1100  
www.trimbos.org

Community Health Service (GGD)

The GGD’s role is to monitor, protect and improve the health of all citizens in the Netherlands, both during everyday life and crisis situations. There are branches in most major towns. 

GGD Leiden  
Parmentierweg 49
2316 ZV  Leiden 
Tel: 088 - 308 30 00
ggdhm.nl

GGD The Hague
Westeinde 128
2512 HE Den Haag
Tel: 088 355 01 00
ggdhaaglanden.nl

Walk-in Centre for Psychiatry

This is an independent, informal meeting place for people with psychiatric issues or concerns.
Hooigracht 12-14 
2312 KS  Leiden 
Tel: 071 5141808 
Tuesday till Saturday 19.30 - 22.30, Sundays 16.00 – 19.00
inloophuis-psychiatrie.nl (website in Dutch)

Korrelatie

Korrelatie is a national organisation that offers anonymous, professional psychiatric and psychosocial support.
Tel: 0900 – 1450   
korrelatie.nl (website in Dutch)

Smoking, alcohol and drugs info line 

Trimbos Institute
Tel: 0900 – 1995 
rokeninfo.nl (website in Dutch)
alcoholinfo.nl (website in Dutch)
drugsinfo.nl (website in Dutch)

Sexual discrimination/ intimidation 

Leiden University has a confidential advisor on unacceptable behaviour who you can contact if you have been the victim of unacceptable behaviour on the part of a staff member or fellow student of Leiden University.

 

Health, Safety and Environment (VGM)

Leiden University has a department of Health, Safety and Environment (abbreviated to VGM in Dutch) that has its offices on Rijnsburgerweg 10 in Leiden (Poort Building, 3rd floor). You can find further details in the organisational structure.