Update coronacrisis general practice Waalfront 19-03-2020

We try to do our work by phone as much as possible, to prevent further spreading of the Corona virus. When you have regular medical questions, wich are not urgent of Corona related, you can contact our assistant. Than we can make an estimation if we can answer your question by phone, or plan a consult with the GP by phone.

Of couse you can always use our digital patients portal

We explicitly ask you NOT to visite our practice, exept for when you have made an appointment.

What else:

Respiratory complaints and/or fever, but not seriously ill?

If you have complaints like fever and/or a cold and/or a cough and/or a sore throat for which you would normally NOT call a doctor: Stay at home and avoid contact with other people as much as possible (do not go to work, do not attend birthday parties, do not meet friends etc.), at least until 24 hours after your complaints have abated/you are recovered. Again, in this case you DO NOT need to call our practice.

 

Respiratory complaints and/or fever, and serious complaints or do you belong to a high-risk group?

If you have these complaints and they are so severe that you would like the help or advice of a general practitioner: Call the general practice for consultation. DO NOT come to the practice. Outside opening hours and only in case of serious complaints and a specific question you can call 0900-8880 (huisartsenpost / emergency clinic of the general practitioners).

 

If you are not feeling ill but still have questions

If you are not feeling ill but have further questions, you can visit the English website of the Dutch national Institute for Public Health and the Environment (https://www.rivm.nl/en/news/current-information-about-novel-coronavirus-covid-19) or call the coronavirus information hotline: 0800-1351.

 

When do I have to get tested?

At the moment patients are only tested for the coronavirus if they have serious complaints and have to be admitted to the hospital or if they work in healthcare and get seriously ill. People with mild complaints will not be tested.

 

Regular checkups for patients with chronic diseases (diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, asthma and COPD)

All regular checkups for patients with diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases/cardiovascular risk management, asthma and/or COPD will be rescheduled or take place via telephone.

 

Appointments with the mental health counsellor

If you have an appointment with the mental health counsellor: Our mental health counsellor Marinus Hendriks will work at home and appointments will take place via telephone to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as much as possible.

 

Registering as a new patient

Are you looking for a general practitioner and do you want to register? Please fill in the registration form on our website. After application we will ask you to come to the practice for identification at a later moment (this will take at least 2 to 4 weeks). This also applies if you have recently registered online and still have to come to the practice for identification.

 

We fully understand that these measures may be unpleasant for many of our patients. Given the serious situation we hope for your understanding. If you or people around you are ill, we at general practice Waalfront wish you a speedy recovery. We all are looking forward to more pleasant times.