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Where can I go to get emergency health care and how much it costs? Do I need certain documents?

If you are in danger or need urgent medical care, call the emergency numbers 101 or 112.

The organization Medimmigrant can assist you with your request. See their contact details:

Medimmigrant

Rue Gaucheret 164

1030 Bruxelles

info@medimmigrant.be

02/274.14.33

0800/14.960

Emergency medical care is available to anyone who is legally in Belgium. You can contact any doctor or the reception department of the nearest hospital. Procedures will be provided free of charge.

Can I talk to a doctor in Ukrainian/Russian?

Depending on the region, doctors speak French, Dutch, German and English. Ukrainian-speaking and Russian-speaking doctors are not known.

Where can I go to fill my subscriptions or treat long-term conditions and how much it costs?

To get a prescription, please consult the physician. Always communicate important medical information to the physician. Tell him/her what medication you are taking. This can be important for the care you receive. The physician will always treat the information confidentially.

If you take medication for a long time, be sure to consult a physician in time to receive a prescription. If possible, take the packaging of your medication with you. The physician may prescribe equivalent medication. This medication may look different in shape and/or color.

If you have a chronic disease that requires specialised care, contact the physician, who will treat you or refer you to the appropriate specialized care, if necessary.

For the treatment of tuberculosis, you can also contact a specialized VRGT centre mceclip0.png.

For HIV treatment, you can also go to a reference centre mceclip0.png.

If you fall under the temporary protection and can be registered as an entitled resident, you are entitled to the reimbursement of medical costs such as doctorโ€™s visits. Once you are registered with our health insurance fund, you can also enjoy additional benefits such as childbirth gifts, dental benefits, reimbursement of glasses

I am pregnant, where can I get gynecology care?

To get free medical care under the temporary protection, here is what you need to do:

  1. Register yourself at the registration centre of the Immigration Office. You will then receive a temporary protection certificate.
  2. Register with a sickness fund. You can find a list of sickness funds here mceclip0.png.
  3. If you are registered with a sickness fund, you can consult a general practitioner, dentist or another health care provider for medical care.

In Dutch-speaking Belgium, the Kind & Gezin offer advice and information sessions on pregnancy, adoption and childcare. All useful information can be found on their website mceclip0.png.

The Centres for General Welfare (CAW) offer free consultations on all life questions, including sexuality and pregnancy.

In French-speaking Belgium, the "Office de la Naissance et de l'Enfance" (ONE) organises prenatal consultations to provide medical-social guidance during pregnancy. You will find all useful information on the website mceclip0.png.

Can I get vaccinated against Covid? Do I need certain documents?

Yes, by going to a vaccination centre in the area where you stay.

in Flanders: www.laatjevaccineren.be mceclip0.png

in Wallonia: www.jemevaccine.be mceclip0.png

in Brussels: coronavirus.brussels/nl/vaccinatie-covid-menu mceclip0.png

You can find all information about COVID-19 on www.info-coronavirus.be mceclip0.png.

Can I benefit from public health care?

Everyone in Belgium is entitled to social services from the public social welfare centre, CPAS/OCMW.

They provide social services so that everyone can live with dignity. They investigate what help is most appropriate given the personal or family circumstances, and offer the appropriate means to meet people's needs.

Ukrainian refugees are entitled to health insurance to reimburse medical expenses. They are registered as 'entitled residents' with a Belgian health insurance fund.

To get free medical care under the temporary protection, here is what you need to do:

  • register yourself at the registration centre mceclip0.png of the Immigration Office. You will then receive a temporary protection certificate.
  • register with a sickness fund. You can find a list of sickness mceclip0.png funds here.
  • if you are registered with a sickness fund, you can consult a general practitioner, dentist or another health care provider for medical care.

For a general practitioner on call:

in Flanders: call 1733

In Wallonia: call 1733 or visit www.health.belgium.be mceclip0.png

in Brussels: call 02 513 02 02 or visit www.sosmedecins.be mceclip0.png

For a dentist on call:

in Flanders: call 0903 39969 or see www.tandarts.be/wachtdienst mceclip0.png

in Wallonia: see www.dentistedegarde.be mceclip0.png

in Brussels: call 02 426 10 26

For a pharmacist on call:

in Flanders: call 0903 99 000 or see www.apotheekvanwacht.be mceclip0.png

in Wallonia: call 0903 99 000 or see www.pharmaciedegarde.be mceclip0.png

in Brussels: call 0903 99 000 or see www.pharmacie.be mceclip0.png

You can always go to the closest hospital and ask for help or medical assistance.

Do I need to register in order to obtain health coverage and if yes how?

Only Ukrainians who have issued Appendix 15 or an A card can receive free medical care in Belgium. For those who receive temporary protection status, health insurance will cover all necessary medical care.

What does public healthcare cover?

INAMI, the national Institute for Health Insurance has declared that displaced people from Ukraine can have access to health care which include for example doctors appointments, hospitalization, vaccination, and medical emergencies

Where can I go to get mental health support and how much it costs? Do I need certain documents?

Displaced people from Ukraine in need of psychological support can contact Solentraโ€™s - a helpline organized by Vluchtelingenwerk on working days from 9 am to 12.30 pm:

  • If you speak English or Dutch, call 0032 2 225 44 11
  • If you speak Ukrainian, call 0032 2 225 44 21

You will get an appointment with one of our counselors for psychological support. The conversation will be in Ukrainian (through a Ukrainian counselor or through an interpreter).

You will also find assistance from Mental health service providers who put in place different initiatives to to offer psychosocial support to displaced people from Ukraine including:

  • The Community Help Service mceclip0.png, a charity organization offering support and advice including counselling
  • Tele-onthaal (telephone number 106)
  • Slecht slapen, piekeren en stress? mceclip0.png
  • Caritas mceclip0.png
  • Moreover, Each Fedasil centre mceclip0.png has a reference person for displaced people with mental health problems and 2 reference persons for cases of gender-based violence.
  • Additionally, pilot projects on psychosocial support are currently conducted in several centres in partnership with Mรฉdecins Sans Frontiรจres mceclip0.png. In the participating centres, a team consisting of an intercultural mediator and psychosocial advisor screen all asylum seekers for mental health problems and organise continuity of mental health care.