Expats moving to Utrecht can rest assured that the Netherlands has one of the best healthcare systems in Europe. So, expats can be sure they will have access to excellent facilities and highly qualified medical professionals. Be that as it may, it is important for expats to do some research and invest in the right insurance policy for their needs.
EU citizens can use their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to access state healthcare in Utrecht during a short-term visit. UK citizens can use their Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which replaced the EHIC post-Brexit.
Generally, most medical staff at hospitals in Utrecht speak English well, so expats should not have too much of an issue with communication.
Here is a list of some major hospitals and healthcare facilities in Utrecht.
Hospitals in Utrecht
Address: Bosboomstraat 1, 3582 KE Utrecht
St Antonius Ziekenhuis
Address: Soestwetering 1, 3543 AZ Utrecht
Address: Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht
Address: Lundlaan 6, 3584 EA Utrecht
►To learn more about the Dutch healthcare system, read the Healthcare in the Netherlands page
"The healthcare is fantastic. It is against the law not to be insured if you live or work in the Netherlands and insurance companies cannot turn you down for pre-existing conditions, financial situation, etc. The actual medical aspect is different. Your general practitioner is the gateway. You must see your GP and get a recommendation from him/her before you can see any specialist or go to the emergency room (unless in dire emergency situations, of course). This is in the effort to cut down waiting time for these services."
Learn more about life in Utrecht in our expat interview with Tiffany.
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