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Healthcare in Belgium

Healthcare in Belgium

The Belgian medical system offers a very high level of healthcare. You don't have to worry when you get ill, you will get professional medical care. Medical staff usually speaks English fluently.

Health insurance

Since your well-being is most important to us, we require you to have health insurance while studying at AMS. You will need to provide proof of this upon arrival by handing us a copy of your health insurance during your registration at AMS (on what we call “registration day”).

If you are a non-European student, you are required to have health insurance through AON.

European students can also use AON insurance, or provide us with a copy of their European health Insurance Card. You can ask you're own insurance company to provide you with one. You will need to provide proof of this upon arrival by handing us a copy of your health insurance during your registration at AMS (on what we call “registration day”).

Student Reception

Need a doctor?

Are you feeling sick, or need to see a doctor for any kind of reason? In this list, you can find a general practitioner that accepts students . Make sure to mention you are a student!

After the consultation, you pay the full amount directly, which your health insurance will then partially reimburse upon proof of payment.

At night, on weekend and on public holidays, you can find practitioners through this website. This website is completely in Dutch, but we've confirmed that Google translate offers an accurate English translation.

Dokter Office

Medical emergency?

For medical emergencies, contact the nearest hospital or dial 112 if you need an ambulance.

In the Antwerp metropolitan area, you should go to ZNA or UZA

Antwerp Cadix Hospital

Mental health

Your mental health is just as important. For psychological problems, students can reach out to their program manager who can schedule an appointment with our trust person.

For urgent psychological support (including care after sexual violence), please check the links below for useful contacts:

(Video)-chat or call someone:

  • Tele-onthaal: call 106, 24/7 chat every evening between 6pm - 11pm – on Wednesday and Sunday between 3pm - 11pm
  • Suicide line: call 1813, 24/7 chat, every day between 5pm - 12 am
  • Crisis team +18: 24/7, 0800 25 922,
  • 1712: with questions concerning violence
    Call 1712: Available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm
    Chat Available from Monday to Thursday from 1 pm to 5 pm and from 6 pm to 10 pm, Friday from 1pm to 5pm
  • Drug line: for all questions concerning alcohol, drugs, pills, gaming, and gambling
    Call 078 15 10 20
    Monday-Friday 12 - 6pm
  • Teleblok: point of contact during exams in January and June Chat every evening between 18u-23u

Acute psychiatric problems:

At ZNA Sint-Erasmus you can visit the open consultation, every weekday between 9.00 and 15.00, no appointment is necessary.

For psychiatric crisis, please contact 03 217 77 50

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Sexual violence or other emergencies?

Care after sexual violence:

You can visit the Care Centre after Sexual Violence Antwerp day and night without an appointment, confidentially, for medical care, psychological support, and forensic testing after sexual violence.

For other emergencies:

Dial 112 for the fire brigade, an ambulance, or the police.

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