Medical Insurance & Health Care

Medical Insurance & Health Care

Before you arrive to the Netherlands, you need to make sure that you have made arrangements to be properly insured against the costs of medical treatment. Check if medical insurance in your home country covers medical costs in the Netherlands and bring an international declaration form or a European Health Insurance Card with you. If your current health insurance does not cover costs made in the Netherlands, you need to get a new or special insurance policy for the duration of your stay.

EUR recommends the following two Dutch providers of insurance packages for students, as the coverage meets all the legal requirements in the Netherlands:

These companies offer insurance packages for international students, covering medical expenses, extraordinary costs, legal aid, accidents, mental health, liability, and lost baggage and household goods coverage.

We strongly recommend that you apply for one of those insurances. The cost is approximately €40 per month. You will find more information about the conditions on the company websites.

You need to be insured on the day of arrival in the Netherlands till you leave the Netherlands.

General Practitioners for foreign students:

Students living in Kralingen:

Dr. C.H. Baar-Poort / Dr. F.E.E. van der Does
Noordeinde 97
3061 EM Rotterdam
Phone: +31 (0)10 412 24 30
Entrance hours: 07:45 – 08:15 or call to make an appointment

Huisartsenpraktijk Kralingen (Dr. T.J. Schenk)
Oudedijk 60 U
3062 AE Rotterdam
Phone: +31 (0)10 452 78 78
Entrance hours: appointment only

Gezondheidscentrum DWL de Esch
Rijnwaterstraat 10
3063 HC Rotterdam
Phone: +31 (0)10 452 63 63
Entrance hours: 8:00 - 10:45, or call to make an appointment

Students living in the centre/Crooswijk:

Expat-GP
Goudsewagenstraat 5
Phone: +31(0)10 233 14 50
Make an appointment through the website www.expat-gp.nl 


students living in Rotterdam Zuid:

Gezondheidscentrum Afrikaanderwijk
Maashaven Oostzijde 155
3072 HS Rotterdam
Phone: +31 (0)10 485 41 11
Emergency : +31 (0)10 485 68 59
Call to make an appointment

Dentists for foreign students:

Student living in Rotterdam Zuid can go to:

Tandartsenpraktijk Strevelsweg

Strevelsweg 121 B
3073 DX Rotterdam
To make an appointment you can call between 09:00 and 17:30
Phone: +31 (0)10 485 92 06
or make an appointment through their website: www.rotterdamtandarts.nl 
Cash payment only

Mondzorgcentrum Noordereiland

De Ruyterstraat 4-6 (Noordereiland)
3071 PJ Rotterdam
Phone: +31 (0)10 414 12 00
To make an appointment you can call between 10:00 and 17:00

Students living in Kralingen can go to:

Tandartspraktijk Uys

Voorschoterlaan 130A
Phone: +31 (0)10 413 28 93
To make an appointment you can call between 10:00 and 16:00 (Monday to Thursday) or between 09:00 and 13:00 (Saturday)