For more than 30 years The Eindhoven Corporation of Primary Health Care Centers (SGE) has provided primary health care in Eindhoven. Besides general practitioners we also offer other medical and paramedical facilities, such as a physiotherapists, psychologists, pharmacists and dentists.
These specialists work together to provide their patients with the best health care. SGE provides health care to more than 80.000 patients from different centers located in Eindhoven.
Research done in the international community has shown that Dutch Healthcare for all its strengths does not always meet the needs and expectations of internationals. Working closely with internationals from Eindhoven SGE has developed health care services tailored to the needs of internationals.
Quite often people find the differences between receiving health care in the Netherlands and the care they have received in their home country overwhelming, sometimes even distressing. Language barriers, negotiating through health insurance and the differences within the Dutch Medical system are some of the challenges that Internationals face. Here at SGE International we hear your concerns and that is why we are taking the time for you.
SGE in now offering health care services aimed at answering the needs and questions of internationals, such as:
- I find it difficult to explain my health issues in a different language. Will the doctor fully understand my concerns?
- Is giving birth in the Netherlands similar to my home country?
- Am I able to receive the same medication that I am prescribed at home?
We are listening
We understand it is difficult to explain your health issues in a different language. That is why we take the extra time to listen. We offer internationals an extended consultation of 20 minutes with the GP to ensure that we fully understand your concerns and expectations. By using clear definitions, pictures and anatomical models we will together, discuss all possible solutions.
We are taking the time
We understand that the health care you will experience here may be very different from your home country. That is why we would like to take the time to get to know you and understand your cultural and personal background in an extended intake consultation.
We have studied the differences in world health care systems to better understand your needs and expectations in the Netherlands.
We speak English and facilitate interpreters in other languages.