SAG Health centers
Need to see a GP?:
Monday to friday, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Call your SAG Health center
Monday to friday, from 5 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Call Huisartsenpost +31 88 00 30 600
In case of an emergency
The most important difference between medical practice in the Netherlands and that of many other countries, is the predominant role of the ‘huisarts’ (general practitioner). They act as a gatekeeper to the wider Dutch healthcare system. They treat patients for basic problems and can answer most of your general health questions. He/she will be also perform, for example, standard gynaecological or paediatric examinations.
They are also the ones to provide referrals when further medical care is needed, such as hospitalisation, maternity care and access to other specialists. Without this referral access to specialists is restricted, and may not be reimbursed by your health insurance.
Register at a GP?
All Dutch occupants who live and work here, are obliged to have a healthcare insurance and a General Practitioner. Being registered to a GP also lowers the healthcare costs compared to visiting first aid or a hospital. We cannot emphasise enough the advantage of finding a GP before you need one. Register here.
Why choose a GP in a SAG healthcare center?
Dutch health care
You can be assured that you will receive high quality healthcare in the Netherlands. However, some things may be arranged in in a different way that you are used to. This brochure aims to help you better understand Dutch healthcare.