Medical Facilities

Rotterdam has medical facilities focused specifically on shipping. On this page you will find an overview of all these medical facilities.

Port Health Centre

Location Rotterdam city centre:
Willemsplein 571
3016 DR ROTTERDAM
General practitioner T +31 (0)10 - 2 411 100
Emergency line T +31 (0)10 - 2 411 110

Port Health Centre

Location Rotterdam port area:
Theemsweg 5
3197 KM BOTLEK-Rt
Harbour number: 5102
A&E support 24/7 (EMERGENCIES only) T +31 (0)181 - 215 888
General T +31 (0)10 - 24 111 20

Port Hospital

The Port Hospital (Havenpolikliniek) is unique in the Netherlands. It is the first port hospital with special arrangements for the accommodation of seamen. Both the clinic and the outpatients' clinic provide quality medical care. The Port Hospital is the only hospital in Rotterdam to have specialists in tropical medicine on the staff. The medical staff speak many foreign languages.

Port Hospital
Haringvliet 2
3011 TD Rotterdam
Tel. +31 (0)10 404 33 00
www.havenpolikliniek.nl

Infectious Diseases

In compliance with the Public Health Act, a notifiable infectious disease should be reported to the Municipal Public Health Services Rotterdam-Rijnmond (GGD). In the event of an infectious disease, the Harbour Coordination Centre always notifies the GGD Rotterdam-Rijnmond.

Municipal Public Health Services Rotterdam-Rijnmond
Schiedamsedijk 95
3011 EN Rotterdam
Tel. +31 (0)10 433 98 97 (during and outside office hours)
Outside office hours the physician on duty for Infectious Disease Control can be reached at the same telephone number via the Ambulance Dispatch Centre.

Outpatient Department for STDs of the Municipal Public Health Services Rotterdam-Rijnmond

At the Outpatient Department for STDs of the Municipal Public Health Services Rotterdam-Rijnmond (GGD) you can have yourself tested free of charge and anonymously for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Municipal Public Health Services Rotterdam-Rijnmond
Schiedamsedijk 95
3011 EN Rotterdam
Tel. +31 (0)10 433 99 66

Tuberculosis

For consultations or routine chest X-rays and Mantoux tests, you can make an appointment on Monday-Friday (except Wednesday) from 08:15-12:00 and from 13:15-15:00 (for seamen until 16:00). Wednesday open only to seamen.
For Mantoux tests a second visit is required after 3-5 days.

Municipal Public Health Services Rotterdam-Rijnmond
Schiedamsedijk 95
3011 EN Rotterdam
Tel. +31 (0)10 433 99 66

Advice to travellers

Several organisations in the Port Health Authority Rotterdam give advice to travellers, including vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis.

Municipal Public Health Services Rotterdam-Rijnmond
Schiedamsedijk 95
3011 EN Rotterdam
Tel. +31 (0)10 433 99 66

Port Hospital: Travel Clinic Erasmus MC
Haringvliet 72
3011 TG Rotterdam
Tel. +31(0) 900 503 40 90 (15 ct/min)
Travel Clinic Erasmus MC

Other Medical Facilities

Eye Hospital Rotterdam
Consulting hours outpatient clinic 08:00-17:00 Monday-Friday
Schiedamse Vest 180
3011 BH Rotterdam
Tel. +31 (0)10 401 77 77

Pharmacy
Seafarma medical supplies
Rigolettostraat 117
3208 PK Spijkenisse
Tel. +31 (0)181 63 78 88
Email: seafarma@seafarma.nl

Other Hospitals in Rotterdam

Erasmus Medical Centre (university hospital)
Dr. Molewaterplein 40 3015 GD Rotterdam
Tel. +31 (0)10 704 07 04

Maasstad Hospital
Maasstadweg 21 3079 DZ Rotterdam
Tel. +31 (0)10 291 19 11

Spijkenisse Medisch Centrum
Ruwaard van Puttenweg 500 3201 GZ Spijkenisse
Tel. + 31 (0)181 65 88 88

Franciscus Gasthuis en Vlietland Ziekenhuis
Vlietlandplein 2 3118 JH Schiedam
Tel. +31 (0)10 893 93 93 / Tel. +31 (0)10 893 00 00 (for appointments)

IJsselland Hospital
Prins Constantijnweg 2
2906 ZC Capelle a/d IJssel
Tel. +31 (0)10 258 50 00

Sint Franciscus Gasthuis Hospital
Kleiweg 500
3045 PM Rotterdam
Tel. +31 (0)10 461 61 61

For ships outside the port

Netherlands Radio Medical Service

The Netherlands Radio Medical Service (RMD) of the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (KNRM) is manned by five doctors. They can be contacted for medical advice by ships at sea through the Netherlands Coast Guard Centre (KWC) and can make contact with the patient within ten minutes.

  • Please make non-urgent requests for advice between 06:00 and 20:00 UTC
  • Requests by mobile phone to the Netherlands Coast Guard Centre: +31 (0)223 54 25 00 (not free of charge).
  • To improve the quality of the Radio Medical Service it is important that, after the request has been handled, the doctor receives feedback from the ship concerning the advice given.

VHF (DSC)

Coverage: sea area Netherlands A1

  • Call the Netherlands Coastguard Centre (NLCG) via VHF DSC channel 70 (MMSI 002442000) or VHF channel 16.
  • Clearly state your ship’s name and/or call sign and position, and ask for medical advice.
  • The NLCG will direct you to a working channel. For VHF this will be channel 23 or 83.
  • Switch to the given working channel and remain on standby. The NLCG will put you through to the RMD doctor on duty.
  • The doctor needs clear information. Using the Radio Medical Advice questionnaire (viz. International Medical Guide for Ships) as a guide line will ensure this.

MF (DSC)

Coverage: Sea areas Netherlands A1 and A2

  • Call the NLCG via MF DSC 2187.5 kHz (MMSI 002442000) and switch over to MF 2182 kHz.
  • Clearly state your ship’s name and/or call sign and position, and ask for medical advice.
  • The NLCG will direct you to a working channel.
  • The NLCG transmits on channel 2824 kHz and receives on 2520 kHz or transmits on channel 1890 kHz and receives on 2045, 2048, 2049, 2051, 2054 or 2057 kHz.
  • Switch to the given working channel and remain on standby. The NLCG will put you through to the RMD doctor on duty.
  • The doctor needs clear information. Using the Radio Medical Advice questionnaire (viz. International Medical Guide for Ships) as a guide line will ensure this.

E-mail

  • 38@rmd.knrm.nl (urgent/MEDEVAC)
  • 32@rmd.knrm.nl (regular/MEDICAL)
  • 00@rmd.knrm.nl (non-urgent)
  • The doctor needs clear information. Using the Radio Medical Advice questionnaire (viz. International Medical Guide for Ships) as a guide line will ensure this.

Inmarsat

Coverage: Sea area A3

To call the Netherlands Radio Medical Service, log into Stratos (formerly Xantic). Make sure your equipment is tuned to this station.
INMARSAT B/M/FLEET 77, 55 AND 33 Telephone

Request procedure

  • Contact Stratos (formerly Xantic) by entering code 012, taking care to follow your Inmarsat Terminal instructions.
  • Select priority code:

Code 32 = MEDICAL ADVICE
Code 38 = MEDEVAC (evacuation)
The Netherlands Coastguard (NLCG) will always leave the decision on whether evacuation is necessary to the RMD doctor.

  • Give the NLCG watch officer your ship’s name, call sign, Inmarsat number and position.
  • You will be connected to the RMD doctor on duty.
  • The doctor needs clear information. Using the Radio Medical Advice questionnaire (viz. International Medical Guide for Ships) as a guide line will ensure this.

Contact

For further information, please contact:

Harbour Coordination Centre
+31 (0)10 252 1000

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