Are you planning to work or study abroad? Then you may be required to bring a medical certificate. You can obtain this certificate by undergoing a medical examination, also known as expat inspection. This is necessary because many countries make certain demands on your health. Which requirements these are, differs per country. In addition, you may need another medical examination performed on your return into the Netherlands in order to rule out that you have contracted diseases abroad.
What does the medical examination entail?
The medical examination consists of various components, depending on the requirements of the country you are traveling to. Your employer or educational institution may inform you about this. If they do not know exactly which requirements you must meet, you can ask for advice at the embassy of the destination country. In any case, a basic inspection is carried out, possibly supplemented with additional tests and possible vaccinations.
Whatever country you are going to visit, vaccinatiecentrum.nl is certified to perform various examinations that are required to obtain a medical certificate.
You can choose from three different packages. Do you not know exactly which package you need in your situation? Feel free to contact us, we are happy to help and advise you in making your choice.
Fit to travel / work inspection € 125,00
The fit to travel / work examination consists of a physical examination and the completion of an extensive questionnaire and urine examination. You will be asked whether you have (had) certain diseases, are taking medication or have undergone treatments. You will also be asked if you want to undertake certain activities (such as diving or mountain climbing) and whether you are pregnant. Are there things that are not covered in the questionnaire but that you want to discuss? There is also room for this during the inspection.
After completing the questionnaire, it is time to review your current vaccination status and whether you have had the correct vaccinations for the destination you are traveling to. If necessary, you can get the missing vaccinations at vaccinatiecentrum.nl. There are additional costs involved. Finally, a physical examination is done.
During this examination, various measurements and checks are carried out, including:
- Measuring height and weight
- Measuring your blood pressure
- Check for visible physical abnormalities
The measured data is noted, as well as any visible abnormalities such as skin discoloration or fluid retention.
Expat / broadcast inspection / inspection € 381.50
The in / out approval for expats or people who have been or will be sent out is a lot more extensive than the fit to travel / work inspection. This inspection also includes laboratory testing and possibly faecal examination.
The following tests can be carried out at vaccinatiecentrum.nl:
- General blood tests, including serology
- Stool examination
- Physical examination (listening to heart and lungs)
It is also possible to do a combination of both the in- and out approval.
Want to know more or schedule an appointment?
Do you have questions that are not answered on this page or do you need personal advice? You can call us between 08:30 and 16:00 at 085-9020303.