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Healthcare in the Netherlands

Healthcare in the Netherlands

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Here’s a guide to the Dutch healthcare system, including Dutch health insurance, doctors, dentists and pharmacies in the Netherlands.

Guide to health insurance in the Netherlands

Guide to health insurance in the Netherlands

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Everyone living in the Netherlands is legally obliged to have health insurance, whether the Dutch public health insurance or private health insurance.

Helping people adopt healthy food habits

Helping people adopt healthy food habits

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Whether it be for weight loss, boosting energy, putting a stop to binge eating and overeating, I am here to help, says Anna Wallace. [Contributed by Anna’s Nutrition]

The European Health Insurance Card explained

The European Health Insurance Card explained

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Citizens from the EU/EEA and Switzerland can get a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to access free or reduced-cost healthcare when travelling within the EU – here’s how it works.

Expat healthcare: Local versus global coverage

Expat healthcare: Local versus global coverage

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Some important questions are answered to help expats choose which healthcare insurance offers adequate coverage for a transient expat lifestyle.

Guide to health insurance for international students in the Netherlands

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If you are planning to study in the Netherlands, find out if you need to enrol for the mandatory Dutch healthcare insurance while you live in the Netherlands.

Having a baby in the Netherlands

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If you're having a baby in the Netherlands, this guide explains Dutch prenatal care, delivery, aftercare and parental leave in the Netherlands.

Reverse culture shock: What, when, and how to cope

Reverse culture shock: What, when, and how to cope

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Moving home isn't always easy – many who repatriate feel different and utterly out of touch. This article explains what happens when culture shock is reversed, what to expect, and how to cope with its effects.

Get your health in check before you relocate overseas

Get your health in check before you relocate overseas

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What health considerations do you need to consider if you’re moving halfway across the world?

Find an English-speaking doctor abroad

Find an English-speaking doctor abroad

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For 50 years, the non-profit IAMAT has helped travellers find medical help in English. How can IAMAT improve your health situation while living abroad?

Dutch medical dictionary: Body parts

Dutch medical dictionary: Body parts

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Here is a short list of medical terms in Dutch that could come in useful when you have a doctor's appointment in the Netherlands.

Private health insurance: Choosing the right policy and health insurer for you

Private health insurance: Choosing the right policy and health insurer for...

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Everyone should have health insurance, but finding the right coverage can be time consuming. Here's a guide on how to choose the right health insurance for you.

Addicted expats

Addicted expats

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Rupert Wolfe Murray of Castle Craig Hospital discusses why some expats are tempted by alcohol and how cultural differences can make it difficult to find help.

Don't blame it on home births

Don't blame it on home births

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The infant mortality rate in the Netherlands remains one of the highest in the European Union, but is this anything to do with home births? Amanda van Mulligen investigates.

Maternity matters: What to expect in the Netherlands

Maternity matters: What to expect in the Netherlands

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Amanda van Mulligen looks at some of the challenges and benefits of the maternity system in the Netherlands for expats and how it differs to other countries.

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