International

Student Medical Service
University of  Amsterdam and Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Insurance
Student Doctor service
Adress and contact information
Registration
Making and cancelling appointments
Office Hours
Doctors and assistents
Renewing a prescription
Changing doctors / transferring your file
Adress and map
Student Health Check
Use of alcohol

Insurance
International students enrolled at the UvA are entitled to use the Student Medical Service if they are properly insured. If you do not have insurance, you must pay per consultation. These fees do not cover the cost of prescriptions. Check with your insurance company to find out how your medical costs are reimbursed.
International students from European countries can apply for a European Health Insurance Card, which simplifies the process of receiving medical assistance during their stay in a European Union member state. For more information about health insurance, see the link below.
It is important to keep the Student Doctors informed if you change or renew your insurance policy. Also, please notify us if you move away from the Netherlands, so that we can keep our register updated. Refer to Health insurance information

Student Doctor services
Students of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) are all entitled to make use of the services of the Student Doctors, who have specific knowledge of student life. The Student Doctors provide these services in collaboration with the Oude Turfmarkt GPs. There is no ‘district limit’ in place for students: you can use the services of the Student Doctors regardless of where you live in Amsterdam.
Those who are not students must live in one of the following area codes in order to be able to register with the Student Doctors: 1011, 1012, 1013, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1071, 1072, 1073, 1074, 1075, 1076, 1077, 1078, 1091, 1092, 1093.

Address and contact information
Oude Turfmarkt General Practitioners/Student Doctors’ Office
Oude Turfmarkt 151
1012 GC Amsterdam
T: 020 525 2878 / 4772
Emergencies during office hours: 020 525 2889
Emergencies outside of office hours and on the weekend: 088 00 30 600
If you call this number for emergencies outside of office hours, ask for the student doctor (studentenarts) on duty.

Registration
Students who are enrolled at the UvA and HvA and who are resident in Amsterdam can register with the University doctors. Registering for this service does not put you under any obligation, it only ensures that you have access to a general practitioner (GP) in Amsterdam. Please complete the form below.
Refer to University Doctors Office registration form

Making and cancelling appointments
Appointments can be made on workdays between 09:00 and 12:00 by telephone or at the front desk. It is also possible to ask a medical question on the phone. In order to arrange this, call the office and a doctor will call you back at an appointed time.
You must give at least 24 hours notice in order to cancel an appointment. Otherwise, you will be charged. You will also be charged if you show up late, or miss your appointment altogether. To cancel an appointment in English, call our office.

Office hours
If you need to discuss more than one issue, you may need to make a second appointment. If an appointment lasts for more than 20 minutes, you will be charged double, in compliance with national regulations. The different kinds of office hours are described below.
Walk-in office hours
You can see the doctor on workdays between 09:00 and 09:45 without an appointment. If you need more time to discuss your concerns than that available during the walk-in office hour, you can make another appointment.

Consultations by appointment
You can see the doctor by appointment during regular office hours and on Monday and Thursday evenings. You can make an appointment by calling the office (at 020 525 2878 or 020 525 4772) or coming to the front desk at Oude Turfmakrt 151 between 09:00 and 12:00 on workdays.

House calls
House calls are made on workdays at the end of the morning and in the afternoon. House call appointments must be made by telephone, preferably before 12:00.

Telephone consultations
There is a call-back office hour. On workdays before 12:30, you can call our office to request to be called back by a doctor. The assistant will ask you to provide a short description of your problem.

Tropical vaccination office hour
Vaccinations are administered on workdays between 10:30 and 11:00. It is not necessary to make an appointment. We recommend that you come and get vaccinated at least five weeks before departure to a tropical destination.

Assistants’ office hours
The doctors’ assistants hold open office hours from Tuesday to Friday between 14:00 and 16:00. They provide only the following services:

  • removal of stitches
  • checking urine for a bladder infection
  • syringing ears
  • administering injections
  • follow-up tropical vaccinations
  • treatment of warts

Doctors and assistants

Doctors
- Paul Roodenburg
- Peter Vonk
- Tineke Kistemaker
- Simone Engelsbel
- Klaartje van Schijndel
- Ella Barg
- Emmeke Eijkelkamp
- Anouk van der Graaf
- Daan Tempelman

Team Leader
- Ester van Run,

Assistants
- Mirjam Bonne
- Saffiyyah Chakawri
- Angracia Haltmann
- Naomi Cook
- Lotte Douwes
- Elvira van Aalst
Support workers
- Kim van Houten, nurse practitioner
- Pien Wijn, psychologist

Research, development and prevention
- Frans Meijman
- Claudia van der Heijde

Renewing a prescription
Patients who are registered with the Student Doctors/Oude Turfmarkt GPs can renew prescriptions by telephone. These are prescriptions that you have received before. The prescription will be ready at the front desk of Oude Turfmarkt 151, or faxed to the pharmacy of your request, within two working days. The normal fees for renewing a prescription apply. It is only possible to renew a prescription in this way when you have specifically arranged with the doctor to be able to renew it upon request.
If you request to renew a prescription, the doctor will assume that your health has not changed since the last time the medication was prescribed. Examples of changes in health include breast feeding, pregnancy and the use of drugs not prescribed by the Student Doctors. If you are in doubt as to whether your health has changed, please contact us.

Changing doctors/transferring your file
If you decide to change doctors, it is important for the continuity of your health care that your new doctor have a copy of your medical file. You can request the Student Doctors to forward a copy of your file to a different doctor’s office, at which point we will remove you from our patient registry. If you still have an outstanding balance, you will need to pay it before your medical information will be forwarded. If you would rather that certain information not be forwarded to your new doctor, please make an appointment with us to discuss it. Refer to Changing doctors form (in Dutch)

Address and map
Please note that there is almost no parking space on the Oude Turfmarkt. We advise you to take public transportation, or to bike.

Location
Oude Turfmarkt 151
1012 GC  Amsterdam

Student Health Check
Do you want to know about your general health? Do the test and get feedback.

Use of alcohol
Do you want to know about your use of alcohol? Do the test and get feedback.