Who offers what sort of help during the corona crisis?

As a result of the coronavirus, we have been forced to change our daily routines. Because of the national measures that have come into effect, you might need help or support. Or there may be practical issues that you can no longer deal with as you once did. Or perhaps your children can no longer visit and you are often alone. Everyone experiences the consequences of the coronavirus in their own way. In Wageningen, you can contact various organisations for assistance.

What should you do if you have medical problems?

Would you like to know what to do about respiratory problems or related health problems? You can find more information on the website of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM): www.rivm.nl

Checkup if you have symptoms

The separate consultation hours for people with airway problems (possibly leading to corona) at Medical Centre Kortenoord has stopped since 22 April. Thanks to staff expansion at the general practitioner’s clinic in Ede, you can now get a checkup there if you have symptoms that could indicate corona or other respiratory problems. This cooperation saves on protective materials. It also means that Wageningen GPs have more time to treat other medical conditions. Appointments with Ede are made through your own GP.

Startpunt Wageningen

You can contact Startpunt if you have questions about your living situation, welfare, education, work, finances, healthcare, help and/or professional support. Because of the coronavirus, all questions will be dealt with by phone. The waiting time for these calls is not longer than usual. From Tuesday 2 June it is possible to make an appointment again with an employee at Startpunt or at your home. Of course we will follow corona measures very carefully. The waiting time at Startpunt is no longer than normal. The reception of 't Palet is closed.

How to contact Startpunt

Monday to Thursday from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm and Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm at telephone number: 0317-410160
WhatsApp:  06-22592434
Email:  www.startpuntwageningen.nl

Corona help Wageningen

Due to the corona crisis, we have less contact with one another. So it is logical that you might need help in certain situations, especially if you do not leave your house. There are welfare professionals and more than 400 volunteers* from Wageningen who can help you by:
- Doing your grocery shopping
- Listening to your problems
- Teaching you how to make a video call

Help needed?
• Go to: www.welsaam.nl
• Phone: 0317-41 30 88
• Mail: coronahulp@welsaam.nl
• Join: Facebook group Coronahulp Wageningen

*The volunteers strictly follow the guidelines of the RIVM.

Telephone contact if you are often alone?

Would you like to talk to someone or do you need a sympathetic ear or some advice? You can phone the Red Cross Helpline: 070 - 4455 888. This number is accessible from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm and on Saturday between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm.

Concerned about someone near you?

Especially in this period, it is very important to pay attention to one another, because so many routine structures have disappeared or are organised differently. Sometimes you hear or see things about people around you that make you wonder if everything is okay. For example, the neighbours argue and fight a lot. Are you worried about someone around you? You can share your concerns with Startpunt at telephone number 0317-410160. And if you suspect domestic violence, you can phone Veilig Thuis 24/7 at: 0800-2000. You can find more information at: www.veiligthuis.nl