Are you looking for a doctor, dentist, psychologist or other medical care? There are various options in the Netherlands in the field of health care and health insurance, with support from the government, private or humanitarian organizations.

This is how healthcare works in the Netherlands

Do you want to know how healthcare works in the Netherlands? Watch the 5 short videos from Rijnmondveilig about general practitioner care, dental care and more. These videos have been collected in a handy playlist and are spoken in Ukrainian. The videos can be viewed with Ukrainian subtitles. Go to website

  • General Practitioners in Apeldoorn

    In the Netherlands, if you have health problems, you should always first see a doctor. This also applies if you are pregnant, need medical advice, or have psychological problems such as sleeping problems, anxiety and prolonged depressive thoughts. You will receive a consultation with your doctor. The GP will then investigate your health problems and determine whether you should be referred to specialist care, usually in a hospital.

    Refugees with Host Families

    If you have a refugee from Ukraine who needs medical care, you can contact your own GP.

    Refugees in reception locations

    The Municipality of Apeldoorn arranges primary care at its own reception locations.


  • Medicines & pharmacy

    In Apeldoorn you can go to the pharmacy for various purposes. For example, for collecting medicines prescribed by the GP. You can also go to the pharmacy for questions about a medicine. In addition, the pharmacist can give advice in the event of minor health problems. Do you need medication? The following websites will help you further:


  • Health insurance

    Refugees from Ukraine with a BSN will fall under the from 1 July 2022 Medical Care Scheme for Displaced Persons (RMO). Here you will find all important information about the RMO.

    • What is RMO?
      De Regeling Medische zorg Ontheemden is a scheme that makes it possible to declare care provided to refugees from Ukraine. The RMO applies from 1 July to working and non-working refugees from Ukraine who are registered in the BRP and therefore in possession of a BSN. This means that refugees from Ukraine no longer have to take out health insurance themselves and are automatically covered by the RMO. You do not pay a healthcare premium for the RMO and you also do not receive a healthcare allowance.
    • Which care falls under the RMO?
      The RMO covers all care from the Basic Health Insurance package,but also has several extensions. For example, additional compensation will be paid:

      Oral care for acute pain complaints up to 250 euros;

      Glasses and hearing aids (with permission);

      specific drugs;

      Birth control;

      abortion care.

      Please note: did you have abortion care between 1 March and 1 July? Then your healthcare provider can still claim these costs from 1 August via the RMO.

      Health care allowance

    • Health care allowance (zorgtoeslag) is a contribution to the costs of your health insurance. Refugees from Ukraine who take out health insurance may qualify for this. In addition to taking out health insurance, you must meet the other regular conditions and the level of your income and equity and that of your ‘allowance partner’ will be examined, for example if you are married. Do you want to know whether you are entitled to healthcare allowance? Check out the website of the Tax and Customs Administration for the requirements. Do you want to apply for health care allowance? This can be done via the website of the Tax and Customs Administration: Belastingdienst.
  • Information about medical care
    • Care guide
      Zorgwijzer is an independent information and comparison website for health insurance policies. They have made a clear overview of how medical care is arranged in the Netherlands for refugees from Ukraine.
    • GGD (Community Health Service)
      The GGD’s task is to monitor and promote the health of people in the Netherlands. For refugees, this means that GGD informs you about corona, care for children and young people, possible infections or diseases and psychosocial help. You can find your local GGD via the link.
    • Medicine texts in Ukrainian
      Do you have questions about medicines and want to read the most important information in Ukrainian? Then click on the link below. On this website, the most important information about different types of medicines has been translated into Ukrainian.
  • COVID-19
    • Corona measures in the Netherlands.
      How is the Netherlands dealing with the coronavirus? There are currently no corona measures in the Netherlands. The government does provide some advices  to limit the spread. You can find more information about on the website of the Dutch government vaccinations in the Netherlands. Click on this link for all general information about the coronavirus in the Netherlands.
    • Pharos
      Pharos provides information about the coronavirus in several languages, including Russian and Ukrainian.
  • Oral care
    • Emergency dental care:
      In case of acute emergencies you can in principle go to any dental practice in The Nederlands. Refugees from Ukraine who are registered in the BRP and who have a BSN fall under the Medical Care Scheme for Displaced Persons (RMO). In the case of oral care for acute pain complaints, the RMO reimburses up to 250 euros. More information about the  RMO you can find under the heading Zorgverzekering.