Doctors, general practitioners and specialists : making an appointment
If you become ill or need to consult a doctor, it is advisable to consult a general practitioner first, who will advise you to consult a specialist doctor if necessary. In Luxembourg, you can make an appointment by calling the switchboard of your practitioner.
Doctors and dentists only consult on weekdays, with or without appointment!
Finding a doctor, a dentist or chemist is easy: consult the official register of official doctors via the Luxembourg medical board.
Some practitioners are also listed in online directories (Doctena.lu), which means you can do a personalised search (area of expertise, location, languages spoken by the doctor, etc.) as well as making an appointment online.
In Luxembourg, it is not necessary to get a prescription from your general practitioner to see a specialist doctor and be reimbursed.
As soon as you arrive in Luxembourg, you will need to register with the CCSS, (Common Centre for Social Security) and your Caisse de Santé.
Take note that if you cancel less than 24 hours prior to your appointment you may be charged!
Medical care abroad
Except in the European Union where holding a European Health Insurance Card is sufficient in most cases, your medical expenses may be reimbursed in full or in part, except in special cases, such as requesting medical care abroad. You will need prior authorisation from the CNS.
Doctors on duty: need a doctor at night or on weekends
Your medical office is closed, and you need a medical examination or opinion? Contact the nearest medical house.
Do you want to practice as a foreign doctor in Luxembourg? Discover the testimony of a Luxembourg expatriate Italian doctor.
You will also find on the sante.lu web portal the necessary diplomas to practice your medical specialty in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.