Hospitals, maternity hospitals and clinics

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Hospital treatment in Luxembourg: admissions

Hospital services in Luxembourg are of a high standard. Nursing staff are competent and speak several languages. Facilities are modern and well-equipped. Patient safety is one of the key features of Luxembourg's hospitals.

Emergency services in Luxembourg

In the event of a medical or life-threatening emergency, we recommend calling the European emergency number 112 beforehand. Depending on the patient's needs, the operator will dispatch the appropriate emergency services, which may include an ambulance to take you to the nearest hospital.

You can also go to hospital emergency services, if the situation requires it. Find out more about emergency services in Luxembourg.

In the absence of a medical emergency, and outside night-time hours, consult a doctor or a Maison Médicale before going to the emergency room.

Languages used in hospital departments

Luxembourg has three official languages: Lëtzebuergesch, French and German. The country's healthcare professionals and hospital staff speak at least one of these languages. English is also perfectly mastered. So it's very easy to make yourself understood as a foreigner arriving in Luxembourg.

Admissions to Luxembourg hospitals

In Luxembourg, you can go to hospital for a medical examination, a simple consultation, scheduled hospitalization or in an emergency.

For admission, including scheduled appointments, you will need to present yourself at the reception desk of the relevant department with proof of identity and proof of insurance and any supplementary insurance you may have .If you do not have health insurance, you will be asked to pay a deposit. You will receive the final invoice by post at a later date.

If you have medical records or prescriptions, it's also a good idea to bring them with you when you are admitted.

Minors may only be admitted with the authorization of a parent or guardian.

In the event of emergency admission, these administrative procedures may be completed at a later date.

Payment and reimbursement of hospital care

Hospitalization and medical treatment can be expensive in Luxembourg. So it's important to have valid health insurance cover, whether through your employer or a private policy. This will help you cover the costs of your hospitalization and medical treatment.

In the case of outpatient treatment, the patient pays the doctor directly on discharge, or sends the bill home. The patient must then submit a claim for reimbursement to the health insurance company.

In the event of hospitalization, the cost of the stay is normally paid by the CNS (tiers-payant). However, policyholders over the age of 18 must pay the daily contribution directly.

In addition, supplements for a superior room are not covered by health insurance. In such cases, the insured must first take out supplementary health insurance. Here's why.

For cross-border workers, please refer to CNS procedures.

Visiting a patient in hospital, clinic or maternity ward

Visitors are generally allowed in Luxembourg hospitals, but there may be restrictions. This was notably the case during the COVID-19 pandemic.

But there may also be other reasons for prohibiting outside visits to a hospitalized patient. Check with hospital departments in advance, and follow any guidelines or protocols in force.

Visiting hours for patients are strictly defined. Visitors must adhere to them, to allow patients to rest and nursing staff to do their work. Visits are generally only permitted in the afternoons. Check with the hospital beforehand.

Where can I get treatment in Luxembourg?

Luxembourg has several hospitals, both public and private. In general, public hospitals offer high-quality care, and emergency services are available in all hospitals.

Your choice of hospital may depend on factors such as your location, the type of treatment you need and your health insurance coverage.

Here's a list of hospitals, clinics and maternity units in Luxembourg where you can receive treatment. There are two major hospital groups in Luxembourg City: the Fondation Robert Schuman and the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg.

Robert Schuman Hospitals Foundation

Kirchberg Hospital, emergency and multidisciplinary medical services

Kirchberg Hospital is located in Luxembourg-Kirchberg. It offers the following services:

  • multidisciplinary medical services
  • pediatric policlinic. The Pediatric Policlinic is located in the same building as the Kirchberg Hospital. It is accessible via the main entrance of the Clinique Bohler. The Pediatric Policlinic offers a general pediatric service, consultations and hospitalizations.

It handles the following emergency situations:

  • emergencies in the policlinic 24 hours a day on call and from 07:00 to 16:00 on off-call days
  • paediatric emergencies 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm.

Clinique Bohler, maternity and mother-child medical center

The Clinique Bohler is also known as the Clinique de la Femme in Luxembourg. It is located in Kirchberg and shares the same parking lot as the Kirchberg Hospital.

The Bohler Clinic is a mother and child center. This hospital center specializes in gynecology and obstetrics. It also treats gynecological and obstetric emergencies.

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ZithaKlinik adult medicine and surgery

The Clinique Zitha is a policlinic specializing in adult medicine and surgery. It is located in Luxembourg-Gare. Emergency services are available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on public holidays.

It is also a training center for doctors and medical staff.

Clinique Sainte-Marie geriatric hospital

Located in Esch-sur-Alzette, the Clinique gériatrique Sainte-Marie welcomes the elderly for :

  • geriatric consultations and medical examinations,
  • multi-purpose hospitalization
  • geriatric rehabilitation. 
  • workshops on pain management and support.

The Sainte Marie clinic works with a number of partners, including home help and care services. In this way, it offers its patients independence and a degree of autonomy, while preserving their safety.

Clinique Sainte Marie is due to close shortly. A similar service is planned in a new building to be erected on the grounds of the Kirchberg Hospitals, Rue Edward Steichen.

Center Hospitalier de Luxembourg

In 2018, CHL became the first hospital in Luxembourg to be awarded the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation. It distinguishes hospitals offering outstanding patient care and safety. This accreditation validates the conformity of hospital care to international standards. Fewer than 800 establishments worldwide benefit from this accreditation.

Hôpital Municipal de Luxembourg

The Municipal Hospital is located Route d'Arlon, in Luxembourg-Rollingergrund. It offers :

  • multiple medical and surgical specialties
  • numerous clinical services

The CHL also handles medical and dental emergencies.

KannerKlinik Pediatric Clinic

Located on the same site as the City Hospital, the Kannerklinik is a clinic and hospital for children. It offers a wide range of paediatric medical specialties. It is open to children up to the age of 15.

It also handles pediatric emergencies 24/7.

The Kannerklinik also has a special department for the treatment of paediatric cancers .

Eich Clinic or Sports Clinic

The Clinique d'Eich is also known as the Clinique du Sport. It is located in the Luxembourg-Eich district.

It offers several general services and a general paediatrics service.

Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital.

The Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte is the women's clinic of the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg.

It is close to the Luxembourg Municipal Hospital and the Kannerklinik.

The maternity unit welcomes pregnant women, and provides clinical care and delivery services. Other women-oriented medical services are also available.
The Maternity Unit also offers a Mother Intensive Care Center, a true Mother and Child Center.

The Grande-Duchesse Charlotte maternity hospital also handles maternity-related emergencies.

CHL plans to build a new "CHL Centre" by 2028 on the site of the former Route d'Arlon maternity hospital. This ultra-modern building will house all acute clinical activities, currently located at the CGL Centre and Clinique d'Eich, as well as the Institut national de chirurgie cardiaque et de cardiologie interventionnelle (INCCI). The new hospital will house 474 beds in 378 rooms, 18 operating theatres and an emergency department capable of treating over 300 patients a day. Two helipads will serve the hospital for emergency operations.

A monumental statue of Mélusine, by contemporary artist Bettina Scholl-Sabatini, stands in front of the maternity ward.

Center Hospitalier du Nord Ettelbrück et Wiltz

The Centre Hospitalier du Nord is a multidisciplinary public hospital. Patients are cared for in 2 hospitals, located in Wiltz and Ettelbruck. Each hospital offers its own medical and surgical specialties.
Outpatient care for children is provided dan the 2 sites of the Centre Hospitalier du Nord (CHdN), Ettelbruck and Wiltz.

The 2 establishments handle emergencies:

  • Ettelbruck 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Wiltz weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Center Hospitalier du Sud Emile Mayrisch CHEM, Südspidol

The Centre Hospitalier Émile Mayrisch is the largest hospital in southern Luxembourg.
It is currently organized into 3 sites: Dudelange, Esch/Alzette and Niederkorn
. More than 250 doctors and 1,800 staff treat over 100,000 patients a year in a wide range of medical and surgical specialties.

Today, theEsch sur Alzette hospital is home to 24-hour emergency services for adults and children, with a resuscitation department and intensive care units .

On completion, the Südspidol project will bring together the 3 Esch-sur-Alzette, Dudelange and Niederkorn entities on a single site in Esch-sur-Alzette. It will then offer the following services:

  • polyclinic services,
  • rehabilitation oncology department,
  • geriatrics,
  • psychiatry,
  • center dedicated to Alzheimer's disease.

Located close to the University of Luxembourg and research centers, the future "Sudspidol" hospital is innovative, functional, humanistic and forward-looking. It will welcome patients in a modern, light-filled setting, with individual, outward-facing rooms for the well-being of patients.

François Baclesse Cancer Treatment Center

The Centre François Baclesse is Luxembourg's national radiotherapy center for oncology and cancer care. It is located in Esch-sur-Alzette, within the Emile Mayrisch Hospital.

It offers patients a curative and palliative care structure on a par with Europe's leading treatment centers. The Center actively participates in clinical cancer research alongside regional and international centers.

Today, after 20 years in business, an average of almost 1,400 patients are treated here every year, 90% of them Luxembourg residents. 

The Centre François Baclesse pursues its development and mission by equipping itself with the best technologies. As a result, it is able to reduce treatment times. These have been reduced from several weeks to just 8 or 10 days. What's more, patients benefit from the best possible care and follow-up by our staff during treatment.

The next development of the Südspidol in 2025 will enable the Centre François Baclesse to further expand its capacity and facilities.

Rehazenter for functional re-education and rehabilitation

The Rehazenter is a public hospital under the aegis of the Ministry of Health.

It specializes in the treatment, functional re-education and rehabilitation of people who have suffered an accident. It has been located in Luxembourg-Kirchberg since 2007.

Care at the Rehazenter requires a prior appointment with a doctor specializing in physical and rehabilitation medicine.

Each patient benefits from a specific program tailored to his or her pathology, with specialist doctors and nursing staff specializing in rehabilitation.

The Rehazenter has developed partnerships with sports federations for the disabled. These partnerships are active in basketball, swimming, gymnastics, soccer and table tennis.

Rehaklinik Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital CHNP

The Centre Hospitalier Neuro-Psychiatrique de Luxembourg is located in Ettelbrück (northern Luxembourg). It comprises 3 distinct entities:

  • The Rehaklinik is a psychiatric rehabilitation center for people suffering from disorders such as anxiety and depression. The aim is to rehabilitate and reintegrate people suffering from neuro-psychiatric illnesses.
    Patients are cared for either on an inpatient or outpatient basis. They benefit from a variety of psychotherapeutic treatment methods, such as art therapy, sports, etc., both individually and in groups.
  • The Centre Pontalize cares for the elderly to maintain their vitality and independence for as long as possible. The service is organized as a day service, a residence in an Integrated Center for the Elderly (CIPA) or a Nursing Home.
    Patients benefit from entertainment and therapeutic care.
  • De Park offers special residential services for mentally handicapped teenagers and adults.

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