GGD | Living Healthy Together

There is a municipal healthcare organization present in every region of the Netherlands. In Nijmegen it is the GGD Gelderland-South. The GGD wants a healthy community for all citizens of the empire of Nijmegen (het Rijk van Nijmegen). they give information on health, give out vaccines and check the growth of children and whether they grow up healthy.

GGD Gelderland-ZuidYou can encounter GGD employees at the AZC or at integration classes. For example, at the classes about the certificate of participation. Or at the ‘consultatiebureau’ that you visit if you have smaller children.

Information on Health

The GGD-employees give information about:
⇒ Health and care in The Netherlands
⇒ Health of the youth
⇒ Being pregnant in The Netherlands
⇒ Healthy nutrition
⇒ Relations and sexuality, or bad experiences with either of them
⇒ Growing up and raising children in The Netherlands

GGD Promotes Health

On the website welcometonijmegen.nl you can find several pages with information about subjects regarding the GGD. You can also contact the departments directly.

  • Children & Youth
    GGD JGZ (Youth Health Care)
    Call: 088-1447111

    You can reach the phone number through Monday till Friday every day from 8.30 to 17.00.
    It is possible to speak either in English or Dutch, and if necessary, a translator can be arranged.

  • Infectious Diseases
    GGD Department Infectious Diseases
    Tel: 088-1447126
    It is possible to speak either in English or Dutch, and if necessary, a translator can be arranged.
  • Travel Vaccinations
    GGD Department Travel and Vaccinations
    This is how you make an appointment:
    1. Go to www.ggdreisvaccinaties.nl
    2. Choose a location in your area (Nijmegen, Wijchen or Oosterhout)
    3. Make an appointment online
    Or call: 0900-8222467 (10 ct per minute)
    This phone number will cost 10 cents per minute and is you can reach the phone number through Monday till Friday every day from 8.30 to 17.00. Also speaking in English is possible.
  • Veilig Thuis | Report Domestic Violence
    ⇒ Are you in immediate danger? Please call: 112
    ⇒ Call Veilig Thuis to report: 0800-2000

    In case of emergency, it is also possible to reach an employee of Home Safe during nightly hours or during the weekend.

  • Sexual Health and STD-checks
    GGD Department of Sexual Health
    For questions about the STD check, making an appointment during consultation or other questions about sexuality.
    Call: 088-1447120

    You can reach the phone number through Monday till Friday every day from 9.00 to 11.30. It is possible to talk either in English or Dutch, and if necessary, a translator can be arranged.