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Visiting the Huisarts - GP

How can I find a doctor that speaks my language (no English-speaking)?

How can I contact my huisarts (GP) outside normal opening hours?

I am dissatisfied with my huisarts. Can I change to another huisarts?

If your huisarts (GP) is working in a group practice and you prefer one of the other GPs in the practice, you can schedule your appointments during his/her office hours.

If you want to change to a new GP, it is best to check if he/she is willing to accept you as a patient. Some GPs don’t accept new patients because their practice is full. Acceptance also depends on the distance between the practice and your home address in order to provide house visits when necessarily. Once you are sure that you can go to the GP of your choice, ask your former GP to send your medical file to the new GP.

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