Health and care
There are 5 doctors' practices on Texel: 4 in Den Burg and 1 in De Cocksdorp. Diverse healthcare services are available on the island, such as physiotherapists, homeopaths, family care and social workers. For up to date information about doctors' surgery times, dentists etc. please see the Texel media.
In life threatening situations call 112. The TESO boat delays departure when an ambulance is on its way. At times without scheduled ferry crossings, an extra ferry crossing will be arranged for the ambulance.
In non life threatening situations you can visit a doctor during office hours. For urgent health care outside of office hours you can contact the central doctor's post (Centrale Huisartsenpost). It is only possible to visit a doctor after making an appointment by telephone. More information is available on www.huisartsendienst.nl.
The nearest hospital is in Den Helder. Transport to and from the hospital is guaranteed day and night. The adress is Huisduinerweg 3, 1780 AT in Den Helder. (Google maps) Or check their website www.gemini-ziekenhuis.nl/ or call at +31 (0)223-696969.
Midwifery "Verloskundigen Praktijk" Texel
1791 LB Den Burg
Tel. +31 (0)222-313090 b.g.g. or in case of emergency: +31 (0)6-51404872
For information about the distribution of HoekLoos-oxygen cylinders, contact HoekLoos Amsterdam, tel. +31(0)205 811 211
Holiday dialysis centre Oosterend
This centre, founded in March 2005, offers 4-6 dialysis stations and is open all year round. Medical and nursing care is provided from the Medical Centre in Alkmaar by qualified internists/ nephrologists and dialysis nurses. It is a complete dialysis centre equipped with dialysis apparatus. Patients from Holland and abroad requiring dialysis can request information and/ or sign in via tel. +31(0)725 482 855 or via the website MCA
Nursing equipment hire
At the Thuiszorgwinkel Noord Holland Noord you can borrow, hire or buy an extensive assortment of healthcare aids and nursing equipment. On request you can receive, for example, a wheelchair, shower chair, high-low bed, carrying lift or an electric three wheeled scooter. For more information visit the Kruiswerkgebouw, Schoonoordsingel 44 te Den Burg, open weekdays between 13.00 and 14.00, or call tel. +31(0)222 314 887 Omring. A stretcher with large wheels for recreation use is also available here.
Nursing and personal care
It is also possible for people with physical disabilities to plan an individual holiday. The aim is: the holiday guest states in which period the care is required and in which form and it will be arranged at the required time of day, evening or night. Those unexpectedly needing help during their stay can also make use of this service. For nursing and personal healthcare contact:
* Centraal Meldpunt van de Thuiszorg (home care), tel.+31( 0)223 650 222 Omring.
* 'Liever Langer Thuis', tel/fax. +31(0)222 314 928
* Those in need of extensive care during their stay can be offered care in one of the nursing or care homes of the Stichting Zorgcentrum Texel, tel. +31(0)222 363 200.
There are diverse accommodations on Texel which are suitable for COPD patients. These accommodations are specially adapted so that COPD patients can enjoy a carefree holiday.
The following proprietors offer adapted accommodation:
Vakantiepark Dennenoord (Dennenbos)
Vakantiepark De Krim (De Cocksdorp)
Landal De Sluftervallei ( De Cocksdorp)
Landal Villapark Vogelmient ( De Koog)
Appartementencomplex Bosch en Zee (De Koog)
Bungalowpark So What ( De Koog)
Chalet camping De Bremakker accommodatienummer 1609 (Dennenbos)
Bungalow Villapark Kamperfoelie accommodatienummer 8047 ( De Koog)
In order to choose a suitable accommodation please contact the Texel Tourist Information about the adaptations in these accommodations.