Health care for Ukrainian refugees

Refugees from Ukraine who are staying in the Netherlands can get medical care if they need it. This page tells you about the various options.


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More information about the help available for refugees can be found on the website of Refugee Help.

Municipal shelters

Are you staying at a municipal shelter and do you need medical care? Contact the supervisor at the location. The supervisor will help you to find the right care.

Private housing

Are you staying with a host family? Then it is best to use the care providers of your host family. For example, you can ask their general practitioner for help.

Information about health care in the Netherlands

  • You are entitled to medical care in the Netherlands. The website RefugeeHelp contains the most important information about health care in the Netherlands. Including care provided by a general practitioner (GP), dental care, help during pregnancy and psychological help (for example in dealing with trauma).

  • If you are registered with a municipality, you will fall under the Regulations on Medical Care for Displaced Persons from Ukraine (RMO) from 1 July 2022. Your health care costs will automatically be covered by the RMO. This applies as of 1 July to all working and non-working refugees from Ukraine, who are registered with a municipality. This means that you no longer need to take out a Dutch health insurance policy. If you are registered with a municipality, you will automatically be covered by this scheme. You do not have to pay a premium and you will also not get a healthcare benefit. Have you already applied for health insurance? The health insurance company will contact you.

  • The Centre for Children and Families (CJG) provides health care and support to children and youth in The Hague. Every city district has a CJG office where Ukrainian children can go. Look at the website for the locations.

    Children and young people can have a health check done. Or get vaccinated.

    More information can be found on the website of the CJG.

    More information about infectious diseases and vaccinations can be found on the website of the Dutch National Immunisation Programme.

  • Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria. More information can be found on the website of TBC Zuid-Holland. The information on this website is also available in Ukrainian and Russian.

    If you suspect an infection call the GGD Haaglanden for a free screening. Telephone number: 070 - 353 71 69.

  • There are several vaccination locations in The Hague. You do not need to make an appointment.

  • Most people in the Netherlands have been vaccinated. A coronavirus vaccination is free and voluntary.

    More information about how the coronavirus vaccination works.

    Also see The Hague against corona.

Also see: Ukraine

Published: 22 April 2022Modified: 21 July 2022