Our services are fully covered by health insurers
The Dutch Heart Clinic (cardiology center ‘HartKliniek Nederland’) is one of the very few private specialised clinics and dominates outpatient cardio care in The Netherlands. Within several cardiology centers in the Netherlands, outstanding cardiologists provide excellent outpatient care, with direct access (no waiting times). We provide warm, professional service and hospitality whilst delivering upmost specialised medical heart care. We treat hundreds of international patients every year because travelling far from home can be stressful and complicated. We offer patients global cardiology services during your stay in the Netherlands. You can come visit for a second opinion, diagnosis or treatment, even without having to go through the National Dutch Healthcare system.
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. The Dutch Heart Clinic does provide cardiac out-door care to non-Dutch GP-referred patients. Read more below.
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 one of our cardiologycenters or with our 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.