Hospitals in Luxembourg: what help is available and who can get it

In this article we look at hospital stays, visiting patients and more.

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The Grand Duchy is ranked number 11 in the list of the healthiest countries by Bloomberg Global Health Index for 2022. All citizens have free access to the public health system (Caisse Nationale de Santé – CNS), which includes pharmacies, medical centers, hospitals, patient care services, etc.

Hospitals in Luxembourg can easily be identified by their typical facade: an English white H letter on a blue background.

How to get hospital treatment and emergency care in Luxembourg

In order to get access to hospitals in Luxembourg, it is necessary to have health insurance. If you don't have medical insurance, emergency aid is still available for you: call 112 and you will get a free medical assistance. But in order to hospitalize someone, a doctor's prescription will be necessary.

Health insurance
Urgent care
Children ambulance help

In contrast to emergency hospitalization, you can make an appointment and choose your specialist beforehand, in case you plan to receive hospital treatment beforehand. Patients can choose the doctor and hospital they want, the health insurance system covers this too. You can find a doctor on the special website.

For a stationary stay, you should bring a change of clothes and comfortable shoes, bed linen, pajamas, slippers, and toiletries, as well as money to buy extra drinks, pay for the Internet, etc.

General Hospitals in Luxembourg

General medical centers can also be called multi-specialty hospitals. These are the medical institutions where patients are treated for a wide variety of health problems.

Centre Hospitalier du Luxembourg

One of the major and best medical centers in Luxembourg, located in the south of the capital. It has four hospitals, two of which are specialized and two — general hospitals.

General hospitals

CHL-Centre located at 4, rue Ernest Barblé, L-1210 Luxembourg (Belair). Phone:  (+352) 44 11 11.
CHL - Eich located at 78, rue d'Eich, L-1460 Luxembourg. Phone: (+352) 44 11 12.

Special hospitals

CHL - Maternité specializes in gynecology and maternity care, located at 2, rue Federspiel, L-1512 Luxembourg (Belair). Phone:  (+352) 44 11 11.
CHL - KannerKlinik. The hospital's profile is pediatrics, and it is located the same as Centre: 4, rue Ernest Barblé, L-1210 Luxembourg (Belair), but they still have different phone numbers: (+352) 44 11 31 33.

CHL is a full-service medical center that provides all kinds of care to patients, including emergency medical and dental care.

The official website of Centre Hospitalier du Luxembourg:

Les Hôpitaux Robert Schuman

Like the Centre Hospitalier du Luxembourg, it's a large medical center, that includes 4 hospitals:

General hospitals

Hôpital Kirchberg located at 9, rue Edward Steichen, L-2540 Luxembourg. Phone: +352 24681.
ZithaKlink located at 20-30 rue d'Anvers, L-1130 Luxembourg. Phone: +352 2888 1.

Special hospitals

Clinique Bohler located at 5, rue Edward Steichen, L-2540 Luxembourg, specializes in gynecology and maternity care. Phone: +352 26333 1.
Clinique Sainte Marie specializes in elderly care and senile illnesses. Located at 7-11, rue Wurth-Paquet, L-4350 Esch-sur-Alzette. Phone: +352 57123 1.

The official website of Les Hôpitaux Robert Schuman:

Center Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch (CHEM)

Another large medical center in Luxembourg, includes 3 facilities:

The general hospital in Esch-sur-Alzette

Located at Rue Emile Mayrisch, L-4240 Esch-sur-Alzette. Phone: +352 57 11 - 1.

Specialized medical center for elderly care in Dudelange

Located at 98, rue de l'Hôpital, L-3488 Dudelange. Phone: +352 57 11 - 1.

Advanced Spine Clinic in Niederkorn

Located at 187, avenue de la Liberté, L-4602 Niederkorn. Phone: +352 57 11 - 1.

The official website of Center Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch (CHEM):

Centre Hospitalier du Nord

It is a general hospital in the north of Luxembourg. There are clinics in Ettelbrück and Wiltz.

CHDN Ettelbruck located at 120 Av. Lucien Salentiny, L-9080 Ettelbruck. Phone: +352 81661.

CHDN Wiltz located at 10 Rue Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, L-9515 Wiltz. Phone: +352 81669.

The official website of Centre Hospitalier du Nord:

Specialized hospitals in Luxembourg

In addition to general hospitals, there are also specialized clinics in Luxembourg. Specialized care can be provided in a number of areas, from maternity, gynecology and pregnancy care to radiotherapy and geriatrics.

  • Obstetrics, gynecology, and pregnancy care,
  • Cardiology,
  • Dermatology,
  • Pediatrics,
  • Psychiatry,
  • Ophthalmology,
  • Orthopedics,
  • Radiation Therapy,
  • Urology,
  • Rehabilitation,
  • Geriatrics, etc.

Pregnancy care: CHL Centre Hospitalier du Luxembourg Maternité

As part of the CHL Medical Center, this specialized hospital in Luxembourg offers a wide range of services for pregnant women and even supports water delivery. A special room in the maternity ward is equipped for this purpose.

2, rue Federspiel, L-1512 Luxembourg (Belair)
+352 44 11 11
Open 24 hours

Government health insurance covers most of the costs of pregnancy. But it doesn't include home delivery. However, if a woman is giving birth for the first time, she may be advised not to give birth at home.

Pediatrics: CHL - KannerKlinik

Another specialized hospital in Luxembourg, part of the CHL Medical Center, focused on pediatrics. The hospital is located in the south of the capital.

4, rue Ernest Barblé, L-1210 Luxembourg (Belair)
+352 44 11 31 33
Open 24 hours

In Luxembourg, parents have the right to choose a pediatrician themselves. According to the law of the Grand Duchy, children under the age of 29 are co-insured with the parent who pays the common medical contributions.

Psychiatrics: Rehaklinik

A hospital focused on psychiatric rehabilitation and has several departments. The hospital helps with the treatment of anxiety and psychotic disorders, depression, and addictions.

Most of the departments of this medical center — BU2,  BU3, Horizon, Orangerie 1, Um Wee — Ettelbruck at 17 avenue des Alliés. 

17 Av. des Alliés, 9012 Ettelbruck, Luxembourg
+352 2682-3700
8:00 – 16:30

In the column, the working hours of the day clinic are shown.

One department of general psychiatry deserves special attention. It is Rehaklinik — CTD (Centre Thérapeutique Diekirch). The center is concerned directly with rehabilitating people who are not in the emergency phase. It is located at 1 rue Clairefontaine, L-9220 Diekirch. Phone: (+352) 2680 0835.

Cardiology: INCCI

Institut National de Chirurgie Cardiaque et de Cardiologie Interventionnelle is one of the best hospitals in Luxembourg, specializing in the invasive treatment of cardiovascular diseases (i.e. surgical operations).  The leading cardiac surgeons and anesthesiologists work here.

2A, rue Nicolas Ernest Barblé, L - 1210 Luxembourg
+352 26 25 50 00
Open 24 hours

Rehabilitation: Rehazenter

An outstanding medical center specializing in the rehabilitation of people who have suffered an injury.

The National Center for Functional Rehabilitation is located in Grunewald, on the east of Kirchberg.

1 Rue André Vésale, 2674 Neudorf-Weimershof Luxembourg
+352 26 981
6:30 – 22:00

Radiology: Centre François Baclesse Centre National de Radiothérapie

The François Buckless Center of the National Center for Radiation Therapy of Luxembourg provides care for patients with curative or palliative indications for radiotherapy.

You can access the radiology via the main entrance of Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch (CHEM), turning left from the CHEM cafeteria.

Rue Emile Mayrisch, L-4240 Esch/Alzette
26 55 66-1
7:30 – 17:30

On public holidays, the medical centre is closed

Geriatric care: Clinique Sainte Marie

Clinique Saint Marie hospital is a part of Les Hôpitaux Robert Schuman. They are focused on helping the elderly and treating senior illnesses, including home care and nursing home services at Saint Marie.

7-11 Rue Wurth-Paquet, 4350 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
+352 57 12 31
Open 24 hours

What to expect at the hospitals in Luxembourg

When you are to be treated as an ambulant (i.e. when you visit a hospital) or an inpatient (i.e. when you stay in a ward all the time), you will need to provide some documents — identity papers, such as a passport, and a CNS Card. A deposit will be required if you do not have health insurance.

There are three classes of hospital care in Luxembourg:

1st class care

Single-person room, available to those who have purchased private health insurance.

2nd class care

2 to 3 people in the room with you. CNS insurance covers the treatment in this class, both ambulant and inpatient care.

3d class care:

4 and more people in the room with you. This type of medical accommodation is usually provided in case the ward is full.

Most doctors and nursing staff in Luxembourg speak English, but not all of them — so if you do not know French or another national language, you may need the help of an interpreter.

Visiting a patient
Discharge from hospital
The cost of medical treatment

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What should you take with you for inpatient treatment in hospital in Luxembourg

How to call an emergency ambulance in Luxembourg

How much does the treatment cost in Luxembourg

What are ward rooms conditions in Luxembourg

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Authors: Daria
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