In times of medical emergencies, it is essential to know the options available for accessing urgent medical care. Luxembourg has a well-equipped healthcare system which ensures that immediate assistance is readily available.
This article will guide residents and visitors of Luxembourg to the hospitals and medical facilities that are open at all times, including weekends and late nights. The information has been provided by our community based on their experience.
More details on healthcare in Luxembourg can be found in our dedicated articles:
What to do if it's really urgent
When faced with a medical emergency, it's important to distinguish between life-threatening situations that require immediate action and less serious medical concerns that can be dealt with in the morning, or at least without reasonable haste.
Besides urgent calls, the 112 line can also provide you with essential information. They can share addresses and opening hours of medical centers if your family doctor is absent, pharmacies, hospitals, and general practitioners on call, as well as veterinary and locksmiths.
How much does it cost to call an ambulance in Luxembourg
Calling an ambulance is not free In Luxembourg, but it is generously covered by state health insurance in a multitude of cases. There are several factors to consider:
An ambulance call for a child will be covered 70-80% with CNS health insurance;
Calling an ambulance with assisting doctor (called SAMU) will cost you more;
Ambulance invoices are sent after the ambulance service has been provided;
If the patient is not lying down during transport, the emergency "taxi" service will cost more.
The cost of an ordinary ambulance is about 120 euros. An ambulance with the doctor is about 270 euros, not including the cost of consultations with specialists at the hospital where you will be taken.
Hospitals for urgent care in Luxembourg: kids and adults
In Luxembourg, several hospitals are open around the clock for emergencies, offering specialized care for those in need. When you call an emergency, you will be taken to the closest hospital that is on duty.
Most of the time, there are only a few options in the Grand Duchy. And if in case of hospitalization, you can not choose, — if you decide to go on your own, you will have more flexibility.
KannerKlinik and Maison Médicale for kids
👶🏻 CHL KannerKlinik is a part of the largest hospital in the country and provides comprehensive emergency care services 24/7. Their emergency department is equipped to handle a wide range of medical emergencies, especially those that happen with children. The Paediatric Emergency is located on the ground floor.
A team of doctors and midwives is on hand to help pregnant people and expectant mothers at CHL Maternity Urgences Policlinique as well.
If there is still some time to take an appointment, the best place to go with children is 👶🏻 CHL Maison Medicale. The services are provided by all the region's private pediatricians, based on the medical center model. It is open Monday to Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and public holidays.
Hôpital Kirchberg for everyone
Hôpital Kirchberg Clinique Bohler is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Located in Luxembourg City, this hospital is well-equipped to handle various medical emergencies, including accidents, injuries, and acute illnesses.
The emergency clinique takes care of both children and adults. In case you come with an urgent matter, do not forget to bring your identification papers and social security card.
Accessing urgent medical help in Luxembourg is made easier with the presence of hospitals and medical facilities that operate round the clock, including weekends and nights. Make sure to save the emergency contact number 112 and familiarize yourself with the hospitals mentioned in this article.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the cost of calling an ambulance in Luxembourg
How can I access urgent medical help in Luxembourg
Which hospitals in Luxembourg provide 24/7 emergency care
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