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Expat Exchange - Health Care in Liege 2024
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Health Care in Liege

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Explore healthcare options for expatriates and digital nomads in Liege: uncover top-rated providers, hospitals, and medical facilities to meet your needs while living abroad in Liege.

The healthcare system in Liege is a blend of public and private services, providing high-quality medical care to both residents and foreigners. The system is known for its accessibility, efficiency, and advanced medical technology.

Belgium's Healthcare System

The public healthcare system in Belgium is known as the Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (RIZIV-INAMI). It is widely used by both locals and foreigners, including expats and digital nomads. Public hospitals in Liege are highly recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries due to their state-of-the-art facilities and highly skilled medical professionals. The experience at a public hospital in Liege is generally positive, with patients praising the quality of care, cleanliness, and efficiency. Expats primarily use private hospitals for routine check-ups and minor medical issues, but they are also recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries. Private hospitals in Liege offer a high standard of care, with modern facilities and English-speaking staff.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Liege

  • University Hospital of Liege (CHU de Liege) - A public hospital located in the city center, known for its comprehensive medical services.
  • Clinique Saint-Joseph - A private hospital located in the city center, specializing in cardiology and orthopedics.
  • Clinique du Parc - A private clinic located in the outskirts of Liege, known for its maternity services.
In case of specialized medical care or surgeries not available in Liege, expats usually go to Brussels, which is approximately an hour's drive from Liege.

Emergency Services in Liege

Yes, there are ambulance services in Liege. In case of an emergency, you can call 112, the European emergency number. The response time is generally quick, but there can be delays during peak hours or in remote areas.

Health Insurance Companies in Liege

The most popular private health insurers in Liege are AXA, Allianz, and DKV. These companies offer a wide range of health insurance plans, including coverage for hospitalization, outpatient care, and dental care. While some expats and digital nomads use these local companies, many prefer to use specialized expat health insurance providers due to their international coverage and English-speaking customer service.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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