Private heart clinic accepts foreign and expat patients
Dutch Heart Clinic (‘HartKliniek Nederland’) provide for all patients a warm and professional hospitality with the most medical specialised out-door heart care. Every year we treat hundreds of international clients and patients. Because traveling far from home to receive care can be complex and stressful, Heart Clinic provides global patient services for complimentary cardiology services to you and your family during your stay in the Netherlands. Dutch Heart Clinic is one of the very few private specialist clinics in the Netherlands. In our clinic you can go outside the National Dutch Healthcare-system for a second opinion, diagnosis, treatment, etc. Dutch Heart Clinic also accepts you without a medical insurance or referral note.
Overall situation in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands, the ´huisarts´ (family doctor or General Practitioner/GP) plays a central role in health care. Whatever doctor or specialist you might need, a visit to your GP is most of the time the first stop on your way to receive medical treatment. A GP in the Netherlands is the only one in the medical system who has contact with all the medical institutions you might visit. Without a referral note from your GP, it is very hard to make an appointment with a specialist and your health insurance company might not reimburse you.
Without medical insurance and/or referral noteYou can still receive medical treatment or cardiology check-up if you have no medical insurance and/or if you do not have a referral note from your GP. Dutch Heart Clinic does provide cardiac out-door care to uninsured patients and non-referred patients. This is, however, subject to certain conditions. You are required to pay a fixed sum before you visit our clinic. You can arrange this at the front desk in our clinic or with the Administration Department.
If you are insured abroad you are required to pay a fixed sum at the front desk in our clinic before you have your cardiology consult. You are personally responsible for reclaiming this payment from your insurance company if applicable. If you have a valid European Health Insurance Card (or provisional replacement card) or a E112 form, you should hand it before treatment on to the front desk or to the Administration Department.