If you are not already registered locally, please do so at your earliest opportunity. Do not wait until you become unwell before you take action with this. Many medical practices are within a 5-10 bike ride from the University College Utrecht campus, and others are spread throughout the city. Some of the closest include:

As with all medical practices, the doctors may refer patients to specialists if necessary, for physical, psychological or other issues.

In emergencies, call Utrecht University security on 030 253 4444, or call 4444 from a campus phone.
As well as providing essential security services, they can make first responses to medical and other emergencies.

To call the emergency services - ambulance, police or fire brigade - directly dial 112 (this is the general European emergency number).

For police matters that are not an emergency you can call 0900-8844.

After Hours Medical Help

Emergency Room

The nearest emergency room to the University Collge Utrecht campus is the Diakonessen Hospital, located at Bosboomstraat 1. The emergency room is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is intended to be used for emergency needs only. Students needing to go to the emergency room should bring proof of insurance and identification with them.

Night Doctor

General practitioners keep regular office hours and thus have limited availability. In cases where non-urgent medical attention is required outside of normal office hours, the Huisartsenpost (central doctors post) has a doctor on call who is available, call: 0900-4501450.

Night Pharmacy

Pharmacies also keep regular business hours and are closed at night. In case prescription or non-prescription medications are needed outside of business hours, this pharmacy can be used weeknights and weekends when other pharmacies are closed:
Dienstapotheek Utrecht
Rubenslaan 190D, Utrecht
Tel: 030-2144583

Here are some useful Dutch terms that can help you find what you need:

  • Doctor/ General Practitioner = Dokter/ Huisarts
  • Dentist = Tandarts
  • Pharmacy = Apotheek
  • Hospital = Ziekenhuis
  • Emergency Room = Eerste Hulp