Maastricht UMC+, expats maastricht, hospitals maastricht region

Hospitals

There are 3 types of hospitals in the Netherlands: academische/universitaire ziekenhuizen (academic/teaching hospitals), ziekenhuizen (general hospitals) and categorale ziekenhuizen (specialized hospitals). The GP will be able to give advice on which hospital will best suit the treatment of the existing medical condition.

Hospitals generally have a waiting list; sometimes it can take months before medical treatment can commence. It may therefore be advisable to call different hospitals that offer the same medical treatment to see if the same treatment can be arranged sooner. GP’s can provide more detailed information on hospital care in the local area.

Maastricht Universitair Medisch Centrum (MUMC+)
P. Debyelaan 25
6229 HX  Maastricht

Zuyderland Medisch Centrum Brunssum
Prins Hendriklaan 376
6443 AE Brunssum

Zuyderland Medisch Centrum Heerlen 
Henri Dunantstraat 5,
6419 PC  Heerlen

Zuyderland Medisch Centrum Kerkrade
Wijngracht 45
6461 AL Kerkrade

Zuyderland Medisch Centrum Sittard-Geleen 
Dr. H. van der Hoffplein 1
6162 BG Sittard-Geleen

Urgent and Emergency medical care

In the Netherlands there is a difference between urgent medical care and emergency medical care.

If an urgent medical situation arises during office hours residents of Maastricht, Meerssen, Eijsden-Margraten, and Valkenburg aan de Geul are advised to contact their GP.

If an urgent medical situation arises outside of office hours residents can contact the huisartsenpost (urgent care centre) who will assess the situation and either advise the patient to wait until the GP opens or make an appointment for the patient to be taken to the huisartsenpost.

Huisartsenpost Maastricht en Heuvelland: +31 (0)43 387 7777
Huisartsenpost Sittard-Geleen: +31 (0)46 400 9925
Huisartsenpost Heerlen: +31 (0)45 577 8844

Emergency situation? Call 112

When you need urgent help, for instance when your life is in immediate danger, or if someone is seriously injured and needs prompt medical attention, or in case of a serious crime like assault, murder, robbery or a break-in.

Dialling this number will connect to a central operator who will assess what emergency services are required and that the proper authorities are alerted. Calls are answered within 3 seconds, and if the caller starts speaking in English the operator will respond in English. If an ambulance is called it will bring the patient to the spoedeisende hulp (accident & emergency) at the nearest hospital, often recognised by the sign SEH.