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Consultatiebureau / Health Clinic


The consultatiebureau is a health clinic and will be responsible for providing routine healthcare and checking the development of your child from birth until she/he starts primary school at the age of 4.

The district midwife who works at the consultatiebureau will visit your home during the first days after your baby is born, to weigh him/her, to take a blood test and to give you a book of information on health and development.

This book will also contain appointment details at the clinic along with weight and measurements at each visit. There´s room for you to make a note of when your baby has reached certain milestones in his/her development. This book is also available in English and is called Het Groeiboek or Growth Book.

At each consultation bureau, there is a walk-in consultation hour or “inloopspreekuur”. One can get more information or advice on your child’s growth, answers to questions and weigh your baby. There is also a breastfeeding consultant available once a week. Call your consultation bureau for more info on the days and times of these services. They are also available for telephonic consultations if you are worried about your baby or child. Call (070) 379-5025. I have used this service before making a decision to see a doctor. Sometimes, their suggestions can solve the “problem”.

The contact number in The Hague is 070 379-5025, or mail

Koningin Sophiestraat 120, 2595 TM (Tel: 070 752-6526) or Scheveningseweg 56a, 2517 KW  (free call: 0800-2854070), or mail

National Vaccination Program
Age Vaccination
2 mths DKTP, HIB and Streptococcus Pneumoniae*
3 mths DKTP, HIB and Streptococcus Pneumoniae*
4 mths DKTP, HIB and Streptococcus Pneumoniae*
11+ mths DKTP, HIB and Streptococcus Pneumoniae*
14+ mths BMR and Meningitis C.
4 yrs DKTP.
9 yrs DKTP and BMR.

Program dates from March 2012

In your growth book, you will need to keep a record of the vaccinations. Keep them together.

DKTP Diptheria, whooping cough, tetanus and polio.
HIB Haemophilus influenzae B
BMR Measles, mumps and rubella

*The vaccination against streptococcus pneumoniae was introduced to the national vaccination program 1st June 2006.