Health and well-being in Luxembourg

Everything you need to know about the health sector

The health care system in Luxembourg is very efficient. It ensures equal access to care, regardless of status and means. Large hospitals cover the territory, in the center, north and south of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Consulting general practitioners or specialized practitioners is easy.

Care is covered in full by the National Health Fund or partially depending on the medical needs of the patient and/or the care received. In case the National Health Insurance Fund does not cover the costs, insurance companies offer complementary health insurance.

You will find in our pages all the useful information on the field of health and well-being in Luxembourg to face emergencies or in everyday life.

What do you need to know when you are sick and need to see a general practitioner or specialist? How do I call a nurse, get lab tests done?

Can we get reimbursed for medical expenses? How do you do it?

What are the hospital and health care structures? Can we go there directly?

What to do when you are sick, how to inform your employer? What do you need to know when you are pregnant?

How to support the sick and help the weakest?

In these pages, we answer all these questions, and many more, to stay healthy.

Health.lu portal

The Health Portal. lu is the reference site for health in Luxembourg.

Launched in 2009 by the Ministry of Health, the Sante.lu portal brings together on a single website all the information on the subject of health in Luxembourg. Useful for individuals or professionals, you will find various information and in particular :

  • prevention advice, by theme or by age group, for sensitive individuals such as young children, pregnant women or seniors,
  • in-depth health issues,
  • Explanatory sheets on diseases or ailments with symptoms, causes and practical advice on how to cure them, recommended medical examinations or tests,
  • details on how medical care is reimbursed,
  • a presentation of all the actors of the health and social sector, the follow-up of the agenda of the Minister of Health,
  • information on the exercise of the health professions, with the regulations concerning these medical professions and the diplomas required to practice in Luxembourg,
  • job offers in the field of health,
  • all the news concerning health in Luxembourg such as the possible recall of food products, the heat wave plan, … with a history month by month and year by year,
  • a calendar of health-related events,
  • Legislation related to the health and medical sector, with all the useful explanations on the health policy in Luxembourg, the health plans,
  • the various health publications,
  • Prevention and health promotion campaigns conducted by the Ministry and the Health Department.

The corresponding sante.lu app is available on smartphone and tablet.

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