1. You first need to make an appointment with your general practitioner (GP/huisarts).
The Dutch Healthcare system works in such a way that when the state of health deteriorates (both physical and mental) you should consult your family doctor first. The general practitioner is a doctor who does primary care and basic examination, can take tests, prescribe medication, refer to a narrow-profile specialist (including a psychologist), etc. If you already have a family doctor, call him and tell the doctor about your symptoms. An assistant will be able to answer your questions and make an appointment. If you do not have a family doctor, you can use it online platform for searching General practitioners "Arene" https://www.arene.nl/uk-ua/.
2. Check out the list of Ukrainian psychologists on our map.
3.You should describe in great detail the state of your psychological health and how it affects your quality of life. Use this attraction via the link.
4. Your doctor will refer you to the nearest mental health organization (MHO) where you can see a psychologist or other mental health professional (MHP).
5. To be able to see a GP, and therefore an MHP, you need to have health insurance.
6. When registering with a Dutch municipality, Ukrainian displaced persons receive a BSN (burgerservicenummer), a tax identification code. This is a unique personal number for any form of contract with public institutions in the Netherlands.
7. If you have a BSN, you are entitled to the program of medical care for displaced persons from Ukraine (RMO), a special health insurance.
8. If you don't yet have a BSN, you can still get your medical expenses reimbursed through the Subsidy for Necessary Medical Care for Uninsured Persons (SOV) Scheme. Read more about these types of insurance here.
We have also prepared for you some useful tips on communicating with your General Practitioner in the Netherlands.