Rijksstraatweg 200 2241 BX Wassenaar The Netherlands Tel.+31 (0) 70 512 10 60 Fax+31 (0) 70 511 24 00
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Life at ASH

Health Services

Welcome to ASH Health Services
ASH Health Services provide health care for our students during the school day, and support and advice for our parents. You will meet us when you first start at the school; we see all new students to check their immunizations and learn a little about them. We look forward to meeting you, and you are welcome to contact us with any queries or problems. 
Important Announcements
Student Allergies
by - Annemies Labrie-Huizinga R.N., Main Campus, 070.512.1068 and Yvonne Palthe-Hols R.N., ECC, 070.512.1088 extension 412
In the Main Campus Cafeteria, food items that contain nuts are labeled. In the ECC and Upper Elementary School cafeteria, we have pro actively banned nuts and peanuts from the school menu in order to provide a safe environment for our younger students. For our students' safety we ask that if you provide any food for a school activity, please make sure that you do not include any nuts and peanuts (if unable to avoid adding nuts or peanuts please clearly label foods containing the nuts). Please also make sure you provide us with any medication your child may need during the school day. Students are not allowed to carry medication on their person or in their backpacks unless they have received special permission from our office. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.
Health News and Information
Donate Blood
As is the case in many countries, the blood supply here in the Netherlands is dependant on the good will and commitment of donors. Unfortunately, as in many other places, the Blood supply is low and the number of donors is also low. Sanquin Blood Bank is actively encouraging current donors to outreach to friends and colleagues to become donors.
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Head Lice Identification and Treatment
Parents, whenever you receive notification of head lice in your child's grade, please check your child with a metal nit comb. To discover whether your child has been infected with head lice in an early stage one needs to comb through the hair with a special metal nit comb. One will only see the head lice and nits in the hair when the infestation is pretty significant. Please be aware that just looking is not sufficient in most cases when checking for head lice.
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Medical Care in The Netherlands
Living in a new country presents many changes and challenges, even in a country as modern and lovely as The Netherlands. An area of concern for many newcomers is health care. One of the benefits of living in the Netherlands as an expat is that the level of medical care excellent and nearly all doctors speak excellent English.

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Meet our Nurses
Annemies Labrie-Huizinga
Annemies gained extensive experience in intensive care, cardiac care and emergency room in Zwolle, The Netherlands. She then moved to Switzerland to work in an asthma clinic for several years. Prior to joining American School of The Hague, she taught nursing students at the Rode Kruis Ziekenhuis in The Hague.

Yvonne van Wulfften Palthe
Yvonne did her nurses training in The Netherlands and then moved to New York for 10 years where she worked as an R.N. in intensive care and labour and delivery. Before she joined American School of The Hague she assisted a number of G.P.'s in The Hague as a diabetes specialist.
Health Policies
Student Illness Policy
In consideration of your child’s health and the health of others, please keep your child home if he or she has any of the following symptoms:
  • fever (must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school)
  • head lice
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • communicable diseases (chicken pox, measles, conjunctivitis
Please do not send your student back to school unless he/she has been symptom free for 24 hours.
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Complete and submit this online form for each student as part of Admissions Application Process.
Useful Links

In Dutch

General information about public health with an English language option

Head lice information
Head Lice Treatment

A multilingual site with information on food, food components, ingredients, e-numbers, etc.

Nutrition information website funded by the Dutch government with an English language option

Travel Health Information
KLM Travel Clinic
Vaccination advice and vaccinations for travel. Site provides opening hours and locations of clinics.

Addiction and mental health with an English language option