Health Basics

It is important to make sure that you are aware of the basics of the Dutch health care system in case you get sick in Maastricht.

This section explains how the insurance based healthcare system in the Netherlands works. It’s possible that you don’t need insurance as you’re probably a student but you will need to prove this when you get a letter from the CAK. Otherwise you could face hefty fines!

But don’t worry- we have more information on these basics, as well as how to get an insurance subsidy and what to do in the case of a medical emergency.

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