Healthcare in Brussels

By law, all employees and self-employed people must 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 several countries. New arrivals should investigate whether they qualify for non-resident tax status. If this is the case, they 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) also 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.

Below is a list of some of the most popular hospitals in Brussels for expats:


Hospitals in Brussels

Cliniques de l'Europe St Michel

Website: www.europehospitals.be
Address: Rue de Linthoutstraat 150, 1040 Etterbeek

Hôpital Erasme

Website: www.erasme.ulb.ac.be
Address: Route de Lennik 808, 1070

Saint-Pierre University Hospital

Website: www.stpierre-bru.be
Address: Rue Haute 322, 1000

UZ Brussels Hospital

Website: www.uzbrussel.be
Address: Campus Jette, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090, Jette

Expat Health Insurance Partners

Aetna International

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