How do I register with a general practitioner (GP) or huisarts practice in Den Bosch?
It may seem obvious but if you’re not fluent in Dutch find a practice who employ English speaking doctors and assistents. English is usually well spoken, but it’s worth double checking. Not all practices are open for new patients, some have reached the limits of their capacity and in order to provide high quality healthcare they limit the number of patients in the practice. In case of an emergency doctors need to be able to visit you within 15 minutes, that’s why it’s important to find a practice within that range, practices will usually not let you register if you live outside their work area.
Should you want to register at our practice you can request registration by filling in the online registration request form.
How much does a visit to the general practitioner (gp) or huisarts cost?
If you have a Dutch health insurance a visit to the huisarts is free. This is done to promote going to the doctor early and hopefully avoid having to undergo more severe (and costly) treatments. This is only true for healthcare provided at the huisarts practice! Other types of care usually come with own contributions so check what treatments your practice offers. Some healthcare can both be provided by the huisarts or by others (eg IUD implants, Point-of-Care tests) and while it’s free at the huisarts, it might be costly somewhere else. For that reason, try to find a general practitioner practice which offers a broad range of healthcare services.
If you have an expat insurance or no insurance at all the practice will charge you a passersby rate and you’ll have to pay on site. The costs are relatively low, the rate for a visit up to 20 minutes is ~€30 and ~€60 for a visit longer than 20 minutes. Other treatments might be more costly (eg IUD implants), so make sure you get a quote before undergoing treatment.