Your first appointment
You will soon have your first appointment at Medisch Centrum Wetering, because you have been referred for varices (varicose veins). In this letter we will explain what you can expect and what you will have to consider.
Prior to the visit
No special preparation is required, you can eat and drink before the appointment. We kindly ask you to keep the following points in mind:
- Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of your appointment.
- If the referral letter is not yet in our possession, please bring it to your appointment.
- We also ask you to bring your ID (ID card, passport or driver’s license). If your ID does not state your BSN, we also need your health insurance card.
- If applicable, we ask you to bring a list of the medication you use. You can request this at your pharmacy.
The consultation and Duplex examination
We aim for a “one-stop-shop”: extra time is planned for your first consultation, so that the necessary ultrasound (Duplex) examination can take place immediately and the treatment plan can be explained to you.
During the varicose vein consultation, you can indicate what your symptoms and wishes are. The legs are examined and the visible varicose veins are mapped. An ultrasound examination of the leg (Duplex) will also be used to examine invisible (deeper) varicose veins. This is important as they are connected to the visible varicose veins. The results of the examination will be discussed with you and a treatment plan will be made. Which treatment options are possible for you will depend on the location and thickness of the varicose veins. The treatment plan will be as much as possible in accordance with your wishes.
We try to work on time, but sometimes your appointment might start later due to unforeseen circumstances. Please take this into account when making your appointments.
Examination and treatment costs
If you have been referred by your general practitioner, the costs of the examination (approx. 350 euro) will be covered by your basic insurance and will be reimbursed in full. Please take the deductible into account: this is the statutory compulsory annual contribution of 385,- euro (or higher if you have agreed this with your health insurer). This excess applies to all hospitals and clinics in the Netherlands. More information about costs and reimbursement.
Change or cancel an appointment
You can cancel or move your appointment up to 24 hours in advance. If you do not cancel your appointment 24 hours in advance, we may charge a no-show fee (a fee of 50 euro). Please let us know in time if you are unable to make your appointment. We can then use the time reserved for others.
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