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Information and contact details

24 augustus 2018

Information about making an appointment at the TB department.

Making an appointment at the TB department

The TB department can be contacted from Monday to Friday to make an appointment by phoning (020) 555 5240.

Phone in the morning between 9 am and 11 am or
in the afternoon between 1.30 pm and 4.30 pm.

Changes to consulting hours

From 1 November 2017, visitors and patients can only be seen if they have an appointment. There will be no walk-in surgery any more.

Address

Nieuwe Achtergracht 100
1018WT Amsterdam
(See Google maps)
PO Box 2200
1000 CE Amsterdam
tbc@ggd.amsterdam.nl

Consulting colleagues

Health professionals such as GPs (family doctors), specialists, first line assistants, etc. may make use of the email address given above or, if they wish to consult colleagues they may phone (020) 555 3891 (please note that questions from clients will not be answered on this telephone number).

Proof of identity

Always bring valid proof of your identity with you to an appointment at the GGD (Public Health Service of Amsterdam) TB department. This is mandatory since the healthcare provider is obliged to check that you are the person who matches the Citizen Service Number (BSN). This check is carried out to prevent mistakes and cases of mistaken identity when information is exchanged. For more information about the Citizen Service Number, please visit the central government’s website.

You may be asked to show proof of your identity when you come for subsequent appointments too. So please bring valid proof of identity with you whenever you visit the Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD).

Fee charged by health insurance company

Sometimes you do not have to pay for a test, a certificate or treatment for tuberculosis. But not always. More information about fees and policy excess can be found here.

It costs money for the GGD to conduct tests and provide treatment. Since 1 April 2014, the Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD) has been charging your healthcare insurance company for any supplementary tests when you are suspected of having been infected by tuberculosis. This may affect your excess. We adhere to the rates set by the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZA) for these charges. Please contact your health insurance company for more information, or consult your policy.

All fees charged for children under the age of 18 will be reimbursed by the health insurance company.

The prices for the various tests are:

  • Tuberculin skin test (Mantoux) € 28.55
  • BCG vaccination € 48.97
  • Chest X-ray € 43.66
  • IGRA (Immune Gamma Release Assay) € 39.33

Information about electronic client file system for clients of the TB department

In order for the professionals in the TB- department at the Public Health Service (GGD) to treat Tuberculosis (TB), it is important that they have some information about you. Your personal details are required, including your Citizen Service Number (BSN), and medical information about the tests you are having. These data are recorded in national electronic client records which are used by all the GGD TB- departments in the Netherlands. This enables your data to be accessed by all healthcare professionals working for GGD’s who are involved in your treatment. The TB-professionals comply with legal requirements relating to the protection of privacy as regards the information in these records. More information is available via the link www.ggd.amsterdam.nl/ggd/proclaimer.

Client's rights

You have the right to make the following requests with regard to the data about you which is stored in the electronic client records.

  1. Request access to your data
  2. Request correction/addition
  3. Object to exchanging data with third parties not directly involved in the treatment
  4. Request transfer of data to another healthcare professional
  5. Request premature termination of the treatment agreement
  6. Request to have data deleted.
  7. Object to further processing.

You can complete a form for this purpose, which is available at the reception desk of the GGD TB-department.

Leaflets

Information about tuberculosis, tests and treatment is available in writing. The information leaflets provided nationwide by the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation can be found at the KNCV website.

Processing data about Tuberculosis

The RIVM, the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, gathers, analyses and reports data on preventing TB in the Netherlands in close cooperation with the GGD TB-departments and the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation.

Reporting tuberculosis

Under the Dutch Public Health Act, tuberculosis is a notifiable disease in group B1. The Act requires the doctor who has diagnosed it and/or the head of the laboratory to report all cases of tuberculosis to the TB-department of their GGD within one working day.

The doctor making the diagnosis (or who has started test treatment) will notify the doctor or nurse at the GGD TB-department. The patient’s details will then be entered electronically in a national register.

The notification goes into the RIVM’s Infectious Diseases Surveillance Information System electronically. The RIVM reports data securely and transparently to the Centre for infectious Disease Control (Cib).