You are sick, but you don’t have a health insurance. What can you do? You receive a high bill from the hospital, but you don’t have papers and no health insurance. What can you do? Many migrants in the Netherlands without a residence permit don’t know that they have the right to visit the doctor for a medical consult and that their safety is guaranteed.
Everyone is entitled to medical care, with or without papers, with or without an insurance, with or without money. Doctors of the World helps people without a residence permit to gain access to healthcare because we believe that everybody, regardless of their background, is entitled to physical and mental wellbeing.
How does Doctors of the World help people without a residence permit?
- Consultation hours in Amsterdam and The Hague
We help with healthcare-related questions, such as enrollment with a General Practitioner (‘huisarts”) or midwife. We will also contact other institutions when there are any problems in your way to healthcare.
Where can you find us?
Four days a week our healthcare bus, the mobile office of Doctors of the World, runs in Amsterdam and The Hague. On our website you can see where this bus is located and at which time. and on what day.
- Giving group presentations at various locations (churches, mosques, community houses) about healthcare and how to get care without a residence permit
Would you like to host a group presentation of Doctors of the World for your own organization and ‘followers’? Please contact our Outreach coordinator Carola Leering at: 020—4652866 or 06-28444803 (Monday, Wednesday or Thursday)
- Provide information via our telephone help-desk.
We provide information about rights and obligations and answer questions of people without a residence permit. Healthcare providers, support organizations and other stakeholders can also make use of our help-desk service for advice on access to health care for migrants without a residence permit.
Phone helpdesk: 020-4083424