Healthcare in Brussels

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By law, all employees and self-employed people to contribute to an insurance fund for their healthcare in Brussels as part of the normal social security enrolment process.

There are also special health insurance plans which have been designed specifically for expats and are valid in a number of countries. It is worth investigating for new arrivals whether they qualify for non-resident tax status. If this is the case, a person may not be required to contribute to national social security, in which case they will probably be covered by their employer’s healthcare plan.

Most dentists do not accept state insurance, though some accept fractional payments from the state for dental care.

A European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is also a good idea as it entitles European citizens working in foreign countries to the same treatment at the same cost as a national of that country. However, a card cannot be used within Belgium unless it has been issued elsewhere in the European Union. Ambulances are not part of the national healthcare plan, but may be covered by private insurance for those who have it.

Recommended hospitals in Brussels

Some of the most popular hospitals in Brussels for expat include:

Cliniques de l'Europe St Michel

Rue de Linthout 150, 1040
+32 (0)2 614 3000

Hôpital Erasem

Route de Lennik 808, 1070
+32 (0)2 614 3000

Saint-Pierre University Hospital

Rue Haute 322, B1000
+32 (0)2 535 3111

UZ Brussels Adult Hospital

Campus Jette, Laarbeeklaan 101, B-1090
+32 (0)2 477 4111

UZ Brussels Children's Hospital

Campus Jette, Laarbeeklaan 101, B-1090
+32 (0)2 477 4111

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