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I want to see a medical specialist. How can I arrange that?

I want to go to a medical specialist but my GP does not want to give me a referral. Can I visit a medical specialist without a referral?

How can I contact my dentist outside normal opening hours?

If you call your usual tandarts (dentist) outside normal opening hours, a recorded telephone message will usually provide contact details for an on-duty dentist. Often these messages are recorded in Dutch, so it is helpful to have a Dutch speaker available to listen to the message.