First visit

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. 320 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.

Waiting time indication

Dermatology
2 8

Days

Gynaecology
1 9

Days

Proctology
3 0

Days

Phlebology
0 7

Days

If you find the waiting time too long, you can always contact us or ask your health care provider for waiting list mediation. Your health care provider can support you in this, so that you may be able to receive assistance more quickly. The maximum acceptable waiting time that healthcare providers and health insurers have jointly agreed upon (the Treek norm) for access to the outpatient clinic and diagnostics is 4 weeks. The maximum acceptable waiting time for treatment is 7 weeks.

Waiting time indication

Dermatology
2 8

Days

Gynaecology
1 9

Days

Proctology
3 0

Days

Phlebology
0 7

Days

If you find the waiting time too long, you can always contact us or ask your health care provider for waiting list mediation. Your health care provider can support you in this, so that you may be able to receive assistance more quickly. The maximum acceptable waiting time that healthcare providers and health insurers have jointly agreed upon (the Treek norm) for access to the outpatient clinic and diagnostics is 4 weeks. The maximum acceptable waiting time for treatment is 7 weeks.