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Allergology

What is allergology?

The specialism of allergology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of allergies. An allergy is an unexpected and severe reaction to certain substances. Such an allergic reaction can vary from mild (red spots) to severe (swelling). To determine whether you have an allergy, a comprehensive allergy test often helps.

Allergology in a nutshell

  • An allergy is an unexpected and severe reaction to certain substances.
  • You can come to DC Klinieken for all skin, lung, nose/eyes and gastrointestinal allergies.
  • Our paediatric allergists see children up to the age of 18 for the diagnosis and treatment of allergies.

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Consultation hour allergology
Consultation hour paediatric allergology

Allergology at DC Klinieken

You can come to us with any questions and problems related to a skin or respiratory reaction. During our allergology consultation hours you can tell the allergist about your symptoms, which include:

 

 

You can also discuss allergies that cause respiratory, skin and gastrointestinal symptoms. At DC Klinieken, allergists work closely together with dermatologists and nutritionists.

 

During the consultation hours you will see a treating specialist, who will discuss your symptoms with you and may conduct additional physical assessments. An allergy skin test is often necessary. The specialist determines which allergenic substances will be tested, then the doctor’s assistant administers the allergy test.

 

Whenever possible, other assessments – such as blood tests, lung function tests and a talk with the nutritionist – will take place at the same time as the allergy tests.

Locations

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Insurance coverage

The allergology consultation hours fall under basic insurance, so this is fully covered by your health insurer. You will still need a referral from your GP or specialist. Do not forget to take your deductible into account. The deductible does not apply for patients (children) up to the age of 18.

 

Note: Standard fees are generally charged for this specialism, so you may receive a relatively high invoice for a short consultation.

 

More about insurance coverage

 

Allergies in children

Our paediatric allergists see children up to the age of 18 for the diagnosis and treatment of allergies. For paediatric allergology you can visit our location DC Klinieken Groningen.

 

Practical information

Referral

You will need a referral to make an appointment for allergology. Do you have one or several of these symptoms? Contact your GP first, as these symptoms could be caused by other conditions. Your GP may suspect that your symptoms are being caused by an allergy or intolerance. In that case, he will give you a referral for an allergology assessment at DC Klinieken.

If you are referred for an allergy to a specific medication, you will get an appointment for an intake consultation. No medication test takes place during this first consultation yet. An appointment for this test will be planned after you talk to the specialist.

 

Make an appointment

Do you want to make an appointment for allergology? You can do this online or by phone. Important: you will first need a referral from your GP or specialist. You can call us at the following times:

Day From Till
Monday 8:00h 20:00h
Tuesday 8:00h 20:00h
Wednesday 8:00h 20:00h
Thursday 8:00h 20:00h
Friday 8:00h 18:00h
Saturday 9:00h 13:00h
Sunday Closed Closed

 

Do you have to cancel unexpectedly? You must cancel your appointment no later than 24 hours in advance. If you miss the appointment or cancel too late, you will be charged.

FAQ

  • Do I need a referral from my general practitioner?

    You will need a referral from your GP or attending physician for all treatments within the basic insurance before you can make an appointment with us. This referral is required in order for the costs to be reimbursed by your healthcare insurer. Under the tab ‘Practical information’ (Praktische informatie) on each examination page you can check whether you will need a referral.

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  • What does ‘compulsory excess’ mean for my situation?

    Do you choose a treatment with us that is covered by the basic insurance? In that case there is a compulsory excess. In 2020 you will have a standard excess of €385 if you are 18 years of age or older. You have to settle this amount with your health insurer. All healthcare institutions have a compulsory excess; this does not only apply to DC Klinieken.

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  • What happens if DC Klinieken does not have a contract with my healthcare insurer?

    We have contracts with all health care insurers, but not all health care has been contracted. In most cases your health care will still be reimbursed. We do work with a ‘compensation scheme’. What does that mean? You submit our invoice to your healthcare insurer. You will then only pay us the amount that you get reimbursed.

    You may also choose to sign an authorisation (‘deed of assignment’). With this authorisation we will take care of the financial aspects. We will then submit the invoice to your health care insurer and they will pay us.

    An MRI scan is not covered by the compensation scheme. We have made specific arrangements with the health care insurers for MRI scans.

    Are you insured with Menzis and attending the DC Klinieken for pain relief? In that case, this care is not covered by the compensation scheme. Depending on your policy, Menzis reimburses 60% to 80% of the current market rates. You will have to pay the difference yourself. Menzis stipulates the rate. Please contact Menzis for more information regarding these rates.

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  • What happens in case my treatment is not reimbursed?

    In some cases you will have to (partially) pay the costs for a treatment yourself. This depends on your healthcare insurer and your policy. Please see the costs of your treatment on the page Overview of rates.

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  • Where can I find more information?

    Do you still have questions about the costs of care in DC Klinieken or reimbursements from your healthcare insurer? If so, please contact us by 088 0100 936 (accounts and collection department). We will be happy to help you.

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  • Which treatments have conditions attached?

    Some care, such as plastic surgery, will be reimbursed by your health insurer in case of a ‘medical indication’. This means that there has to be a medical necessity to undergo this treatment. Are you unsure whether this applies to your situation? Please read your healthcare insurance policy or contact us.

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  • Will my treatment at the DC Klinieken be reimbursed?

    DC Klinieken has contracts with all healthcare insurers for 2020. This means that all treatments within the basic insurance will be reimbursed. However, do bear in mind your excess. There are also treatments that might be reimbursed by your supplementary insurance. Read your supplementary policy to find out whether this is the case.

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Make an appointment or callback request

You can also make an appointment by telephone (088 0100 900).

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