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Expat Exchange - Health Care in Oostkapelle 2024
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Health Care in Oostkapelle

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Health Care in Oostkapelle: Locate providers, hospitals, and medical centers to find the best health services available for expats and nomads.

The healthcare system in Oostkapelle is a blend of public and private services. It is known for its high quality of care and accessibility, providing a range of services to both residents and foreigners.

Netherlands's Healthcare System

The Netherlands has a dual healthcare system, consisting of a compulsory basic insurance package (Zorgverzekeringswet - Zvw) for all residents and a voluntary private insurance for additional coverage. The public healthcare system is used by both locals and foreigners, including expats and digital nomads. Public hospitals in Oostkapelle are recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries due to their high standard of care. The experience at a public hospital in Oostkapelle is generally positive, with modern facilities and professional staff. While expats are allowed to use the public healthcare system, many opt for private hospitals for their convenience and additional services. Private hospitals are also recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries. The experience at a private hospital in Oostkapelle is comparable to that of a public hospital, with the added benefit of shorter waiting times and more personalized care.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Oostkapelle

  • Admiraal De Ruyter Ziekenhuis - A public hospital located in Goes, approximately 30 minutes by car from Oostkapelle.
  • ZorgSaam Ziekenhuis - A public hospital located in Terneuzen, approximately 1 hour by car from Oostkapelle.
  • Erasmus MC - A public hospital located in Rotterdam, approximately 1.5 hours by car from Oostkapelle. It is known for its specialized medical care.
Due to the limited number of hospitals in Oostkapelle, expats often travel to nearby cities for medical emergencies, specialized care, and surgeries.

Emergency Services in Oostkapelle

Oostkapelle has ambulance services available for emergencies. The emergency number in the Netherlands is 112. The response time is generally quick, but can vary depending on the severity of the situation and the location.

Health Insurance Companies in Oostkapelle

Popular private health insurers in Oostkapelle include Zilveren Kruis, VGZ, and Menzis. These companies offer a range of insurance packages to suit different needs and budgets. While these companies are used by locals, expats and digital nomads often opt for specialized expat health insurance providers due to their international coverage and tailored services.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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