Public Health Department

The Hague’s Public Health Department (GGD Haaglanden) works to ensure the health of all residents of The Hague. The GGD is also where you go to get your travel vaccinations.

Man getting a vaccination

You can find everything about the Public Health Department on GGD Haaglanden.

Sections of the Public Health Department

GGD Haaglanden consists of the following sections:

  • Epidemiology
    Epidemiology & Health Promotion researches the health of the residents of The Hague. The section also provides advice and information on public health.
  • Public (Mental) Health Care (O(G)GZ)
    O(G)GZ regulates the care and medical care for vulnerable groups of people like houseless, homeless and illegal people and drug addicts.
  • Infectious Disease Control and Hygiene (I&H)
    An important task of I&H is to combat and prevent infectious diseases like sexually transmitted infections and tuberculosis.
  • Ambulance Service (AMZ)
    The GGD's ambulance service provides assistance and transportation to patients and accident victims.


Click here for the addresses and contact details of GGD Haaglanden, including the main office in The Hague.


GGD Haaglanden falls under the Department of Education, Culture & Well-Being of the Municipality of The Hague. If you have a complaint about GGD Haaglanden, you may file a complaint (website in Dutch).

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Published: 21 June 2016Modified: 12 July 2019