The general practitioner is the first contact in the healthcare. You can go to the general practitioner for all your questions on medical, psychological and social ground. You can think of frequent cases that student face often, such as (study) stress and psychological complaints, sports injury, tiredness or STD's. The general practitioner knows their way to all the caretakers in the neighbourhood and can refer you if necessary.
Register yourself at a general practitioner nearby
It is handy and important to register for a general practitioner in the area where you live or where you study, because you spend the most time there. Many complaints or problems arise unexpectedly. In that case it is nice to receive advice quickly. It saves a lot of time and effort if the general practitioner is close by. For a general practitioner it is nice to have their patients close by, so he can organise the healthcare in the neighbourhood in a good manner with a low threshold. It doesn't matter if it is about a small question or about an emergency, if you are registered at a general practitioner in the neighbourhood you can go there in short term so you can get the healthcare you need.
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General practitice center: Emergency help
With immediate healthcare question call your general practitioner during working days between (08:00-17:00). In the evening hours and at night, during weekends or during holidays you have to call the general practice center. Here you can get medical advice from a triagist. This professional specially trained for this kind of help. The triagist will ask a few questions and will judge if you need immediate help. He will determine how urgent the demand for health care is. On the telephone he will tell what you can do on your own or if it is better to go to your own general practitioner. In case of emergency he can invite you to go to the general practice center for consult. For example a sprained ankle, a head wound, acute stomach aches that do not disappear when taking painkillers or acute psychological distress. Upon arrival you will be treated based on how urgent the demand for health care is, not on based on time of arrival. A general practitioner will treat you or will refer you to the emergency help of the hospital.
Goed om te weten
- Het is zaak altijd vooraf te bellen om te overleggen of het zinvol is om naar de huisartsenpost te komen.
- De huisartsenpost is niet gratis. Een bezoek aan de huisartsenpost kost beduidend meer dan een bezoek aan de huisarts.
- Onnodig bezoek aan de huisartsenpost kan op termijn voor hogere premies zorgen.
- Een huisartsenpost is echt alleen voor spoed.
Kijk voor meer informatie op de website van de huisartsenpost Utrecht: