Waiting times

Waiting times at Erasmus MC

We update our waiting times every month, between the 1st and 10th day of the month. These waiting times are estimated times and can differ from the actual waiting time depending on the exact situation, the condition, and the wishes of the patient. The specialist will use the referral to determine how quickly a patient needs to be treated. Erasmus MC’s primary focus is on patients requiring care from a university-affiliated medical center, as these patients cannot be treated by local hospitals. Patients in need of emergency care will of course receive the appropriate care immediately. No rights may be derived under any circumstances from the publication of these waiting times.

Actual waiting times at outpatient clinics as of 9 October.

The Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa) has designated a number of treatments for which we are required to publish throughput times. The throughput time is the time between the first visit and the start of the treatment. This is an estimate of the waiting time until treatment starts. The actual throughput time can differ depending on the exact situation, the condition, and choices made by the patient.

View the current waiting times and the quarterly average (Dutch only)

View the waiting times of the Erasmus MC-Sophia (Dutch only)

You can always contact us if you think the waiting time is too long, or you can request your health insurer to provide waiting list mediation. It may be possible for your health insurer to see to it that you receive the necessary care more quickly. Care providers and health insurers have agreed on a socially acceptable waiting time, known as ‘Treek norms’. The Treek norm is 4 weeks for an outpatient clinic appointment and diagnostics, and for treatment the maximum acceptable waiting time is 7 weeks. Op bezoek bij patient

Additional information on the waiting times can be found under "Achtergrondinformatie en definities wacht- en toegangstijden” (Background information and definitions for waiting and access times).

Waiting times at Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital

We update our waiting times every month, between the 1st and 10th day of the month. These waiting times are estimated times and can differ from the actual waiting time depending on the exact situation, the condition, and the wishes of the patient. The specialist will use the referral to determine how quickly a patient needs to be treated. Erasmus MC’s primary focus is on patients requiring care from a university-affiliated medical center, as these patients cannot be treated by local hospitals. Patients in need of emergency care will of course receive the appropriate care immediately. No rights may be derived under any circumstances from the publication of these waiting times.