Once insured, it is important to register at a 'huisarts' (physician, medical doctor or GP).
You can find your closest doctor through this independent website which helps choosing your 'huisarts'. Your ‘huisarts’ is your first point of contact for any illness except for emergencies. He or she will direct you to specialists when needed. Seeing a specialist requires a referral (‘verwijsbrief’) if you want the insurance to cover the specialist’s fees.