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The Belgian healthcare system

The Belgian healthcare system

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If you live and work in Belgium, you will be entitled to subsidised Belgian healthcare. Find out how to access healthcare in Belgium and claim your reimbursements.

Health insurance in Belgium

Health insurance in Belgium

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If you're living in Belgium, here's a complete guide to applying for Belgian health insurance, which is mandatory for all residents in Belgium.

Having a baby in Belgium

Having a baby in Belgium

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If you're having a baby in Belgium, here's a guide to prenatal care, delivery, aftercare, birth registration, child benefits, and maternity and paternity leave in Belgium.

Private health insurance: How to choose the best policy and health insurer for you

Private health insurance: How to choose the best policy and health insurer...

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If you're considering private health insurance, finding the right health insurance plan or health insurance company can be time consuming. This guide explains how to choose the right private health insurance for you.

International health insurance: How to choose between local or expat insurance

International health insurance: How to choose between local or expat insura...

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International health insurance for expats: How to choose between local insurance or an international health insurance plan. When is expat medical insurance necessary?

How to find a doctor abroad for English-speaking expats

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How to find a doctor abroad: non-profit organisation IAMAT has helped travellers and expats find English-speaking doctors abroad for 50 years. See how their doctor search works.

Expat health insurance: How to choose the best expat insurance

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Expat health insurance: We help you find the best expat health insurance with these five tips. Which expat health insurance do you need for your situation?

EHIC: European Health Insurance Card explained

EHIC: European Health Insurance Card explained

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The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows citizens from the EU/EEA and Switzerland to access healthcare when travelling within the EU. What are the procedures for EHIC application and EHIC renewal?

Top tips to maintaining a healthy weight for expats

Top tips to maintaining a healthy weight for expats

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Keeping yourself at the right weight is a key way to ensure good heart health — and it turns out, the little decisions you make during your busy expat life are the ones that make a big difference

How breastfeeding is viewed around the world

How breastfeeding is viewed around the world

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When deciding whether to breastfeed, each new mother is influenced not only by her physical ability and personal beliefs, but also by social and cultural customs. But how much do attitudes to breastfeeding differ around the world?

How to prepare for expat emergencies when living overseas

How to prepare for expat emergencies when living overseas

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Before relocating overseas, you must first consider these eight important factors to ensure that you are ready to face any medical emergency or accident you might encounter in your new country.

5 essential steps to getting healthcare in Belgium

5 essential steps to getting healthcare in Belgium

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Foreigners can typically access subsided Belgian healthcare — claiming back up to 75 percent of medical costs — provided they undertake several registrations with local authorities.

French medical terms – a dictionary

French medical terms – a dictionary

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Looking for a list of French medical terms to visit a doctor or hospital in France? Here is a list of medical terminology in French to help you get it right.

Health issues in Belgium and getting help

Health issues in Belgium and getting help

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If you're living in Belgium, find out what healthcare and disease prevention promotions are available to Belgian residents, including required vaccinations.

Hospitals in Belgium

Hospitals in Belgium

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Locate your nearest hospital in Belgium and find out what you need to get treatment in a Belgian hospital, accident and emergency services or an ambulance.

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