Welcome to Medical Practice “De Ringvaart Vijfhuizen”
The first point of contact in getting healthcare in the Netherlands is to register with a primary care doctor (huisarts in Dutch). In other countries you might know this specialist as a general practitioner (GP), family doctor or family physician. For more information on the Dutch healthcare system and finances click here.
Medical Practice “De Ringvaart Vijfhuizen” is located in health centre “De Nieuwe Brink”. In this centre you can also find the local Pharmacy (ServicePunt Vijfhuizen) and Physiotherapy Practice Berendes.
Our practice provides modern general health care. We aim to make the Dutch health care system more easily accessible for those who are not familiar with the system.
Our website provides you with important information about our practice. For now, some information is only provided in Dutch. However, our full staff speaks English. Do not hesitate to contact us; we are happy to help.
The practice is open to new patients who live in Vijfhuizen, Cruquius or Nieuwebrug. To register at our practice, you can come by the practice to fill out a registration form. Please bring your ID (passport or EU-identity card), your Burger Service Nummer (= the Dutch social security number) and your medical insurance papers.
We are open to your suggestions and look forward to welcoming you at our practice!
Address and contact details
Huisartsenpraktijk De Ringvaart Vijfhuizen
2141 PA Vijfhuizen
Tel: 023 – 558 09 12 (for urgent matters/emergencies: press 1 in the menu)
|Friday||8am||12pm (noon) *|
* On Friday afternoon from 12pm – 5pm our patients can contact:
Huisartsenpraktijk Marmelstein & Koster (located in Hoofddorp)
tel: 023-5642686 (for urgent matters/emergencies: 023-5642684)
URGENT medical care
If your life is in immediate danger, or if someone is seriously injured and needs prompt medical attention, call: 112
For all other urgent medical matters, call our practice: 023-5580912 (press 1 in the menu). We can either treat your medical emergency or we can alert the hospital that you are coming and what treatment you may need
If we are not in office, you can call the Huisartsenpost Haarlemmermeer (the doctor ‘on call’, located in the Spaarne Gasthuis Hospital Hoofddorp) for urgent medical care: 023-2242322
Book a face-to-face or phone appointment
For making appointments:
- you can call the reception before 12pm (noon). After 12pm calling the reception is for urgent matters only.
- you can register for the online booking system MijnGezondheid.net, which also works via the mobile/tablet app MedGemak. For using the MijnGezondheid-website or MedGemak-app you need a DigiD-account.
Ask your doctor online: eConsult
You can also submit medical questions to us via ‘eConsult’. For this you need to register for MijnGezondheid.net, which also works via the mobile/tablet app MedGemak. For using the MijnGezondheid-website or MedGemak-app you need a DigiD-account.
Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the practice, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do understand this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 12pm (noon).
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. The doctor will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls.
National Population Screening Programme
All Dutch citizens are invited, at a certain point in their lives, to participate in one of the national screening programmes. The screening programmes are intended to identify diseases at an early stage so that prompt treatment can be given. At the moment, there are:
- Screening programmes for pregnant women and newborns
- Screening programmes for cancer
For more information on the Dutch Screening Programme: click here
Please note that screening for cardiovasular diseases is done by us (your ‘huisarts’). You can book an appointment with the doctor to request this screening.