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Claiming Australian Medicare (Heath Care) in Belgium

Question

The Australian and Belgium governments have a reciprocal health care agreement which means any Australian will receive government support Heath Care in Belgium like we would in Australia under the Medicare agreement. Have anyone used this system before in Belgium and would know about how to go about using it? I would like to see a doctor (GP) because I think I have a nasal infection and probably some antibiotics.
Thank you!

I

It s only 25 euro to see a gp here if you choose wisely. Reciprocal agreements mean you are same as local who would pay s your upfront. Go ask Australian embassy how to claim back 25 euro if you are able.

Mar 14, 2017 00:26
Squeaky

The first thing you need to do is register with a Mutuel and they will deal with Australian Medicare. As I's comment above says, I'm not sure if it's worth the hassle for a GP appointment. I had to sort this out for a hospital operation. The Mutuel should explain how it all works but send me your contact details if you want to discuss further with me.

Mar 14, 2017 09:06
anon

Are you employed here (or possibly with an employed spouse)? In that case, the mutuelle pays for your healthcare.

Otherwise, if you're visiting here, all the information you need is here:
https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/reciprocal-h...

But basically, you need to pay for your care and get reimbursed when you return to Oz.

Mar 14, 2017 10:31
KarenWinborne

I don`t understand how can we claim an Australian Medicare in Belgium is that really possible. After checking with Australian government official, I came to know when a person takes the medical policy from superiorpapers reviews health care organization. Than this facility is available for them in Belgium.

May 12, 2018 21:21