Moving to Belgium – Healthcare

The healthcare system is Belgium is absolutely exemplary and can be accessed via either private or state cover. If you are working in Belgium, once you register with Social Security your employer will make deductions from your salary to cover your contributions. Each individual must pay 7.35% to have healthcare cover but part of this is paid by your employer. Self-employed individuals have to pay the full 7.35% themselves.

Belgian healthcare covers both the individual and any dependents, and when you need care you’ll be able to choose the provider you want. Patients will normally have to pay medical costs first and then claim a refund back. It’s common for Belgian residents to have private health insurance to top up their state cover.

To call an ambulance in Belgium, you dial 100 which is also the same number for the fire brigade. The police can be called in an emergency by dialling 101.

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