Welcome to the Netherlands! You have come here to study for quite some time. We hope that you will enjoy a healthy stay. When you travel to another country for study or holiday, you might need some vaccinations. Please contact the GGD to book an appointment.
The GGD (Municipal Health Service) takes care of preventive healthcare. The following departments may be of use to you:
- Travel vaccinations: if you are travelling from within the Netherlands, you may need vaccinations or malaria tablets before going abroad. You can make an appointment by calling (0900) 202 5505 (€ 0.10 per minute). There is usually an English-speaking member of staff on call. You can also make an appointment online. Did you receive vaccinations in the past? Please bring a summary with you to the GGD.
- The STD (sexually transmitted diseases) clinic provides information about various STDs. You can make an appointment for an examination and treatment. Good treatments are available in the Netherlands. You can make an appointment by calling (0900) 3696969 (€ 0.10 per minute). More information on the website soaaids.nl.