If you're going to study and live in Leiden, it's wise to have a doctor (GP) in Leiden. If you experience any health problems, you'll know for sure that you can turn to someone for help.

Since 2006, most health insurance companies only cover the costs if you have a GP registered in the municipality where you're registered. If you visit a different GP who is not affiliated with your health insurance, you'll have to pay a higher fee than if you visited your own GP.

Do you want to change your GP, for example, because you've started studying in Leiden? That's possible. Unlike changing health insurance, you don't have to wait for a new calendar year.

First and foremost, it's important to find a GP in Leiden that you feel comfortable with. Ask around to see which GP other students go to - perhaps they can recommend their own GP.

Since 2000, we've provided general practitioner care for many students.