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Denise Trooster
Denise Trooster

I have a 3 mths contract and have been in the Netherlands since 24th Feb. I am a UK citizen and go back to the UK on weekends. I do not have a resident permit as I am in temporary accommodation (Airbnb) and soon to leave on 25th May. Do I need to take out Dutch health insurance?

by zak on 23 Apr 2018 Read Answer
Denise Trooster
Denise Trooster

Hello,

I am a EU citizen and 5th year medical student in an EU university. Could you please explain to me the process of starting medical residency in Netherlands? As far as I know I need a Dutch language certificate and after that I can register on BIG. What happens after registration? Does the application process last a specific period of time every year or is it the whole year? Also, how competitive is it? On average how many months/years should someone expect until he/she can start the residency since the BIG registration? Do non-university hospitals offer residency programs? Finally is their any agency that can help me with the whole process.

Thank you for your time, Orestis

by Orestis on 17 Jan 2018 Read Answer
Denise Trooster
Denise Trooster

Hi, I moved to Netherlands end March with my husband (Australian) and my 2 year old son, for my husbands work. I hold Netherlands passport but never lived here. I have been refused dutch basic health insurance and SVB has now advised me that i am not eligible for social insurance because i am not regarded as a resident. they said that it will take minimum 1 year for me to get my residency (not guaranteed). I am covered by OOM private insurance. However, since arriving in Netherlands i fell pregnant and OOM doesn't cover pregnancy, childbirth or after care. I could be facing huge bills if i don't now find a private health insurance company that will insure me for pregnancy, childbirth and after care. Do you have any recommendations? So far ONVZ have said there MAY be a chance but a) i have to apply first/ it's not guaranteed and b) it only covers home births (no hospitalisation if no medical grounds). This whole thing has been very very stressful. Many thanks

by Leontina Heffernan on 31 Jul 2017 Read Answer
Denise Trooster
Denise Trooster

Can I take out a normal health insurance policy from a Dutch company - the kind of policy a ordinary Dutch citizen would take out? Or, do I have to take out a special policy which works in conjunction with my UK rights to healthcare, applying for the UK rights through a form S1 issued by the UK International Pensions Service?
I am wholly dependent on my UK state and private pensions - I have no income generated in the Netherlands; and I became a permanent resident in the Netherlands two months ago. I would have preferred paying for an ordinary Dutch health insurance policy, because it seems simpler.
Thanks, Clive

by Clive Dewey on 20 Feb 2017 Read Answer
Denise Trooster
Denise Trooster

Hi Denise,
I would also like to ask about the 'own risk' part of the insurance. If you actually don't use any of this money, if you don't go to the doctors during your stay, do you get this money back?
Thanks for the help, Annie

by Annie Knight on 13 Feb 2017 Read Answer
Denise Trooster
Denise Trooster

As an expat, does healthcare cover pre-existing conditions? I am in remission from leukemia but still take medication.

Thank you for your time.

by Greg Troutman on 17 Jan 2017 Read Answer
Denise Trooster
Denise Trooster

My wife and I live in Texas. I might get a job in the Netherlands. Two weeks ago my wife was diagnosed with leukemia (CML). For this, she needs to take medicine called Sprycel, which is very expensive. Can she get this medicine in the Netherlands? Can she be insured in the Netherlands? Thanks.

by Tom Surmiak on 10 Jul 2015 Read Answer
Denise Trooster
Denise Trooster

Hello Denise,
Could you be so kind and give me some contact (address, link) with places where I can apply to work. I am young psychologist with experience in working with special needs children and addicted people. I will come to Uithoorn for two weeks. I see that you come from Amstelveen so you know this area. Please help.
Best regards,
Barbara

by Barbara Mosur on 27 Jun 2015 Read Answer
Denise Trooster
Denise Trooster

Hi there Denise,
I have been living and working in the Netherlands for 5 months now and will be staying longer now (was initially meant to be for 3 months).

I am currently taking venlafaxine 185mg. I am in need of other treatment alongside this medication.

So far I have been paying for each session and in addition for physio which I have needed.
I need to purchase health insurance. Is there any specific company you can recommend for me to purchase it with bearing in mind my meds etc.? Many thanks

by Sophie on 10 Jun 2015 Read Answer
Denise Trooster
Denise Trooster

Hello, My wife and I are looking to relocate to the Netherlands. She has a few prescriptions that need to be addressed and we have a 12 year old daughter that we want to make sure stays healthy. We are looking for advice, information and numbers of costs so that we can better understand our move there. Thanks for the help in advance.

by Christopher Randall on 23 Feb 2015 Read Answer

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