GZA (Asylum Seeker Healthcare) is dedicated to society and wants to give asylum seekers the healthcare they need. We pay extra attention to language and culture differences, the asylum procedure, the living situation and the healthcare needs of asylum seekers. Our most important core values are trust, professionality and sociability. 


General practitioner’s care for asylum seekers

At nearly every COA (Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers) location, GZA (Asylum Seeker Healthcare) has a healthcare centre where the asylum seeker can go for an appointment with a healthcare profession, such as the doctor’s assistant, nurse, POH-GGZ (Mental Healthcare Nurse Practitioner) or general practitioner. When the number of reception locations changes, GZA changes along with them. GZA’s headquarters is in Utrecht. The medical contact centre, the Praktijklijn (GZA Hotline), is located in Arnhem.


Phone the Praktijklijn (088 - 112 2 112) if you:

  • Have a fever; and
  • Respiratory problems (coughing or shortness of breath)
  • And for the past two weeks have been in a country/region with widespread spread of the coronavirus: China (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan), Singapore, South Korea, Iran, Italy. Or have had contact with a novel coronavirus patient in the last two weeks.

Please do not visit the GZA location to make sure you do not infect other people.