At night during the week: The region Oost-Brabant has been divided in several areas. The doctor on-call will invite you to the practice or visit you at home.
During the weekend, holidays and long weekends: All general practitioners the region Oost-Brabant jointly organize medical assistance outside business hours.
An operator specialised in medical triagewill ask you several questions and provide further instructions depending on your health condition. More details below.
How does a telephone call with 1733 go?
At night during the week:
Choose your language: press 4 for English
Enter your postal code followed by a hashtag (#)
You will be transferred to an operator who will also ask the postal code and municipality of the patient.
You will now be transferred to the local doctor on-call.
The local doctor on-call can invite you to the pratice or come on a home visit. Keep something to write at hand for the doctor's address.
During the weekend, holidays and long weekends you will be transferred to an operator who will ask you several questions and provide further instructions depending on your health condition:
The operator may advise you to come to the out-of-hours service.
When their triage shows that you can come to the out-of-hours medical center, a team of several doctors is here to help you quickly. As a patient, it is in your best interest to come to the medical center yourself because waiting times for home visits can be very long. A report of each consultation is sent to your GP.
In exceptional cases, the operator can send a doctor on-call to your house.
Home visits will be done in case of a medical urgency, for which 6 exceptions were provided for in the medical protocols (palliative patients, residential care centers, ...). A report will be made of every doctor's visit and will be sent to your personal GP.
The operator can send an ambulance.
If the situation appears to be serious or the doctor on-call cannot get to you in time, the operator will send an ambulance.
The operator may propose to wait until your personal doctor is available for consultation.
During the week you can visit your own doctor during the day. If your symptoms worsen, please call back to 1733.
No personal GP yet? Find a general practicioner on www.khobra.be.
For your safety and ours, since 22/11/2019, you can only pay electronically via Bancontact.
All our consultations are payable immediately. If this is not possible or if the doctor on-call visits you at home, you will receive a payment invitation from us.
Due to the size of the region wait times for a home visit can be substantial. It is in your own interest to come to the out-of-hours medical center where a team of doctors is available to provide you with the most urgently needed medical care.