With the European Health Insurance Card you are covered in case of hospitalisation. For outpatient costs you need to advance the total sum of the cost at the doctor and at the pharmacy. You can subscribe with a Belgian health insurance fund if you would like to follow the same rules as for residents (you only have to pay 20 – 30% of the total sum of the medical cost).
If you don’t have an EHIC – card, you can enrol in a Belgian health insurance fund. At the beginning of the academic year an information session will be held about this issue. If you have more questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Or check the attachement on the bottom of this page.
Looking for a doctor? As a student of LUCA School of Arts or KU Leuven (Architecture) in Brussels you can go to the Medical Health Care Center of VUB.
Or you can visit the medical centre in the neighborhood. This is only for international students with a Belgian health insurance.
Note: Once you are registered at the Maison Médicale, there will be a proof period of 4 months. During this proofperiod, the Belgian health insurance will refund a part of the cost. After this period the doctor of Maison Médicale will registered you as <<forfait>> which means that you don’t have to pay anything for general practice, physiotherapy and nurse cares, but you will have to see exclusively doctors, physiotherapists and nurses from the Maison Médicale du Nord during your stay.
Do you need more information? Don’t hesitate to contact stuvo.
Looking for a doctor? As a student of LUCA School of Arts or KU Leuven (Architecture) in Ghent you can go to the medical service centre of the University of Ghent.
Also check the english website for students in Gent: https://stad.gent/studenten/international-students
Looking for a doctor? As a student of LUCA School of Arts in Genk you can get a list of doctors at the reception of your campus or download the list here.