Health Care Card

ZJCN is inviting all residents of Sint Eustatius with a minimum insurance period of 2 years to come and collect their Health Care Card at Fort Oranjestraat 12 (former RCN/SOO office).

Starting from July 8th, ZJCN (Zorg & Jeugd Caribisch Nederland) will introduce the Health Care Card in Sint Eustatius, aiming to enhance access to emergency medical care for insured residents during their travels abroad. This card is crafted to streamline access to vital healthcare services for those covered by insurance. Insured residents ofSint Eustatius can collect their cards at Fort Oranjestraat (former RCN/SSO office). Later this year, the introduction will extend to Bonaire.

It is possible to fill out the Client Form in advance and bring it with you when you come to pick up your Health Care Card. Please also remember to bring your ID card, passport of driver’s license?

The Health Care Card is an individual card designed to ease access to emergency medical care abroad for insured residents of the Caribbean Netherlands, in situations requiring urgent medical attention that cannot be postponed while overseas. It eliminates the need for obtaining proof of insurance from the ZJCN office before international travel. The card includes ZJCN's contact information for effective communication with our office, benefiting both cardholders and assisting healthcare professionals. Additionally, the Health Care Card can be utilized at local pharmacies and laboratories.

The Health Care Card does not serve as proof of insurance. If you are confronted with an unexpected medical emergency during your time abroad; such as a serious illness or admission to a hospital, contact ZJCN as soon as possible.

ZJCN recommends all residents of the Caribbean Netherlands to obtain travel insurance before embarking on a trip abroad.

Collect Your Health Care Card

Insured residents of Sint Eustatius are requested to collect their Health Care Cards during specific periods based on their year of birth. No appointments are necessary for collection;


Opening hours

July 8th until August 2nd Monday through Friday

*Exception: closed on Monday July 29th

09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Location: Fort Oranjestraat 12 (former RCN/SOO office)

The Health Care Card includes name, surname, ID number, date of birth, and island of residence. All residents with a minimum insurance period of 2 years will receive a personal Health Care Card. Parents of children under 18 years old can collect their child's card.

Attorney form

Disabled residents in Sint Eustatius have the option to authorize a family member through a power of attorney form, accessible online or at the ZJCN office. The validity of the Health Care Card ranges from 2 to 5 years, contingent on the insurance period. To collect the card, ensure you have a valid Sédula/ID, passport, or driver's license, and bring your bank card for future reimbursements. The acquisition of the Health Care Card comes at no cost.

After the Sint Eustatius implementation, residents of Bonaire will receive advance notice of the process dates. Stay tuned for updates on this beneficial initiative.