All residential areas in Almere have healthcare centres that provide comprehensive primary healthcare where multiple disciplines are offered: general practitioners (family doctors), pharmacies and district nurses. A number of centres also offer midwifery, physiotherapy, youth healthcare and social work (via district teams).
In the Netherlands, family doctors and GPs are always your first point of contact. Referrals to specialists and hospitals take place via your doctor or GP. Registering with a local practice or healthcare centre is one of the first things you need to do after moving house.
Prescription medicine is available from a pharmacy (apotheek).
Almere has one hospital. It’s called the Flevoziekenhuis and is situated in Almere Stad, in the city centre.
Dentists typically work in their own private dental practice or within a healthcare centre.
More information about Almere’s healthcare centres is available in Dutch.