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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.

Expat healthcare: Local versus global coverage

Expat healthcare: Local versus global coverage

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Some important questions are answered to help expats choose which healthcare insurance offers the necessary coverage for a transient expat lifestyle.

The European Health Insurance Card explained

The European Health Insurance Card explained

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Citizens from the EU/EEA and Switzerland can get a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to access free or reduced-cost healthcare when travelling within the EU – here’s how it works.

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 it’s 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

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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 dictionary: I need a doctor!

French medical dictionary: I need a doctor!

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Here is a French medical dictionary you need for when you visit a doctor or hospital, plus a list of French healthcare terms.

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.

5 tips to choose the right expat health insurance

5 tips to choose the right expat health insurance

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Finding the right health insurance that covers an expat lifestyle is vital: These tips and questions will help you choose the best expat health insurance for you.

Doctors, dentists and medical specialists in Belgium

Doctors, dentists and medical specialists in Belgium

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A guide to finding a doctor, specialist or dentist in Belgium, detailing how to register, make appointments, and claim reimbursements through insurance.

Get your health in check before you relocate overseas

Get your health in check before you relocate overseas

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What health considerations do you need to consider if you’re moving halfway across the world?

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