Important addresses on Terschelling
In the event of an emergency, it is useful to know where you can go on Terschelling,
General practitioners on Terschelling
On Terschelling you can go to our two general practices for medical matters; West-Terschelling GP practice and Midsland GP practice. The address details are given below. For emergencies you can reach practice West on telephone number: 0562-443333, practice Midsland on telephone number: 0562-448222 and for very serious emergencies and ambulance of course via 112. The big advantage of an island like Terschelling is that the ambulance and general practitioners are quickly on the spot are with the most advanced equipment and of course very knowledgeable and experienced staff.
In principle, you must make an appointment in advance if you want to visit during office hours. Every working day from 5.30 p.m. until 8 p.m. the following morning, one general practitioner is on duty on the island. In the weekly magazine "de Terschellinger" you can read which practice you can go to. Even then you must call in advance on one of the telephone numbers below.
If the condition is so serious that you need to be transported (directly) to the hospital, this can be done in 3 ways depending on the speed required:
- by helicopter (the SAR helicopter of the Air Force in Leeuwarden
- the helicopter of the UMCG hospital in Groningen with the "Mobile Medical Team")
- with the fast boat "de Koegelwieck" or "Tiger" or with a KNRM lifeboat.
- Appropriate transportation to the hospital of Sneek, Leeuwarden or, if necessary, Groningen is also arranged for pregnant women who have unexpectedly announced their birth.
If you need medication, bandage material or aids, both GP practices are ready for you: they both have a pharmacy.
We naturally wish you a healthy stay on Terschelling.
West-Terschelling GP practice
Duintuin 3, 8881 GE
Tel .: 0562-442181 (Urgent: 0562-443333)
Fax no .: 0562-443668
Midsland GP practice
Westerdam 31, 8891 GL
Tel .: 0562-448703 (Urgent: 0562-448222)
Fax No: 0562-448384
There are two dental practices on Terschelling. You can only go here in case of emergency after an appointment by telephone.
Dental Practice H. van der Meiden
8891 GP Midsland
Dental Practice J.F. Nater
Mon to Thu tel. 0224-212229
Friday tel. 0562-442935
8881 BL West-Terschelling
Duintuin 3, 8881 GE
(Also has an appointment in Midsland practice at the doctor's office on Westerdam)
Are you less agile, disabled or do you need special care during your vacation? Various companies can be of service to you on Terschelling. Try to make contact in advance and arrange matters. Better prepared for your trip than taking the risk of getting into trouble on Terschelling because things would no longer be available during your stay.
Homecare Het Friese Land
Westerdam 33, 8891 GL Midsland,
PO Box 417, 8901 BE Leeuwarden,
tel. 0900-8864 (available day and night).
Open Monday through Friday from 1 pm to 2 pm.
For applications for care and for advice and information about care, housing and welfare. Home care The Friese Land offers: (specialized) care and nursing, (specialized) domestic help, lending or nursing articles and aids, courses.
Care Hotel Neighbors
Hotel Buren offers specially adapted rooms in style. In addition, customized care is offered on request based on the care plan that you have drawn up. Contact Hotel Buren for more information.
Veterinarians Mrs. E. Bobbert and J. Kievits
8891 GM Midsland
tel: 0562 449363
Office hours for small pets: Mon. until Friday 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm; telephone information: 8.00-9.00.
8881 CM West Terschelling
To make the widest beach in Europe accessible to everyone, the Terschellinger Ondernemersvereniging has purchased beach wheelchairs. Beach wheelchairs can be borrowed from spring to the end of October at the 'West aanZee' beach pavilions, the 'Branding' in Midsland aan Zee and 'ZandZeeBar' in Formerum aan Zee. These seats cannot be reserved.
Lost and found items
The municipality of Terschelling takes care of the collection and registration of lost and found items on Terschelling.
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Municipality of Terschelling
Burgemeester vanHeusdenweg 10a
8881 EB West-Terschelling
The town hall is open:
- Monday 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
- Tuesday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Wednesday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Thursday 10 am to noon
- Friday 10.00 am to 12.00 pm and 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm
The general number (0562-446244) is available from Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Postal address: Postbus 14, 8880 AA West-Terschelling
tel. 0562 - 446244
fax 0562 - 446299