Waiting Times

Our waiting times for polyclinic services are relatively short.

Please be aware that our waiting times can vary if you request a specific doctor, and can vary depending on seasonal conditions and vacation timings.

In the Netherlands a maximum waiting time for polyclinic services  of 28  days (49 days for actual treatment)  is considered acceptable.


Our average waiting times over the past 3 months (in calendar days) per specialism are as follows: 

  • Cardiology - 14 days

  • Surgery - 9 days

  • Dermatology - 11 days

  • Gynaecology - 16 days

  • Internal Medicine - 3 days

  • E-N-T (ear, nose, throat) - 4 days

  • Paediatrics - 6 days

  • Pulmonology - 7 days

  • Neurology - 10 days

  • Ophthalmology - 7 days

  • Psychiatry - 4 days

  • Urology - 7 days

Please contact us if you consider the waiting time too long to find a solution for you.  You can also contact your Dutch health insurance company to see if they can find a quicker solution for you elsewhere.

Patients who need to be treated urgently can make a same day appointment through a referral from their GP. The waiting time per specialism is decided on the basis of actual waiting times per month at the IHCH Polyclinic.

This page was last updated in October 2020.