Expat guide: Healthcare in Luxembourg
Here is a short introduction to Expatica's Healthcare information for Luxembourg.
The healthcare system in your new country of residence is likely to be widely different from the system in your homeland. Take time to find out how expat medical care works, to know an expat's health expectations and to make sure that your health coverage is to your preferred standard. Here you'll find Expatica’s practical guide to the Luxembourg healthcare system, as well as our listing of local hospitals.
Choosing a doctor
Choosing a doctor abroad for yourself and your family is your first order of business. Use word of mouth or the Internet to find a suitable doctor near you, one who can communicate with you adequately until you have a good grasp of the local language. Make sure you know who to call outside of surgery hours, and take time to find out the basic words for body parts in your region of Luxembourg, whether the local language is German or French.
Don’t forget to ask for names of doctors provided by private health insurance for foreigners, and remember to contact a local dentist and have regular checkups. Prevention is the best cure. Expatica’s A-Z listing can help you to find expatriate healthcare in your area.
Having a baby abroad
For women, having a baby abroad can bring up deep feelings of insecurity. How different is the approach to childbirth in your new country to that in your homeland? Read about giving birth in Luxembourg, the childcare system or visit the Expatica forums to find out what other expat women feel about giving birth away from home.
Overseas health insurance
Are you on a company package or do you need to take out private health insurance for foreigners? Find out how the expatriate health system in Switzerland works and make sure that you have cover for all of the areas which are important to you.
Ask the expert
Use Expatica’s Ask the expert section to ask for general advice about the local health system.
Need advice? Post your question on Expatica's free Ask the Expert service to see if we can help.
Want a local opinion? Ask experienced expats on Expatica's forums for advice.
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