The Company hospital of Balimbingan was founded in 1927, by the Handels Vereeniging Amsterdam (HVA), which exploited a tea plantation on the Eastcoast of Sumatra.
Balimbingan was part of the subdepartment Simeloengoen and part of the Karolanden, Government Eastcoast of Sumatra. The subdepartment comprises the selfgoverning Landschappen Tanahdjawa, Siantar, Panai, Raja, Dolok-Silau, Poerba, en V Kota. this subdepartment borders the Toba Lake. (Gonggryp 1934, 1297).