Emergency Room

Life-threatening situation? Call 112 immediately and request an ambulance. Is the situation non-life-threatening, but urgent all the same? Call your own family doctor or, if you have to call outside of office hours, call the De Limes general practice center (Leiden region).

Life-threatening situations include:

  • Acute tightness of the chest
  • Serious loss of blood
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke or seizure
  • Unconsciousness
  • Serious accident

Experiencing an above mentioned situation? Call 112!

Not sure if the situation is a life-threatening one? Call 112 anyway.

Not life-threatening, but urgent all the same?

Is it an urgent situation? And is it urgent enough that treatment by a family doctor cannot wait until the following day or until the next appointment?


Call your own family doctor and request an (emergency) appointment.

Evenings, nights or weekends, Leiden region.

Call the De Limes General Practice Centre:

  • Leiderdorp and Alphen aan den Rijn location: +31 (0)88 427 47 00
    For patients of family doctors located in Alphen a/d Rijn, Kaag en Braassem, Leiden, Leiderdorp, Nieuwkoop, Rijnwoude, Stompwijk, Voorschoten and Zoeterwoude.
  • Voorhout location: +31 (0)252 240 212
    For all patients of family doctors located in the municipalities of Hillegom, Katwijk, Lisse, Noordwijk, Noordwijkerhout, Oegstgeest, Rijnsburg, Sassenheim, Valkenburg, Voorhout, Warmond and De Zilk.

Read more on the website of De Limes General Practice Center: Huisartsenpost De Limes.

Route to the Emergency Room at the LUMC

Address Entrance emergency care unit

Piet Paaltjenspad
2333 ZA Leiden
Route: Navigate to LUMC Emergency Room Care

When should you go to the emergency room?

You can get a referral to the LUMC emergency room (ER). For example, if you obtain a referral from your general practitioner or from a 112 employee, paramedic or Radiology department. This can also be arranged following consultation with your medical specialist. The Emergency Room is always open.

Have you come to the emergency room without a referral? If so, you be required to assume all costs associated therewith at your own risk. If the medical bill is for an amount higher than you are able to pay, the extra costs will be paid for by your insurance. This includes when your healthcare insurance provider has no contract with LUMC.

EMC entrance

Emergency parking

Have to make an emergency visit to the LUMC? Then you can use the emergency parking facilities at the emergency room (ER) to park your vehicle. You will only be permitted to park here for a short while. You can park your vehicle for longer in the LUMC parking garage.

What should I take with me to the ER?

  • A valid item of personal identification: passport, identity card, residency permit or driver's license.
  • Referral letter from your general practitioner (if you have one).

The telephone number of the LUMC Emergency Room

Do you have questions? Call: +31 (0)71 526 91 11

You can reach the LUMC Emergency Room by telephone 24/7.