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Question

Does anyone know how much an appointment with a dermatologist will cost? We no longer live in Belgium so no longer have 'mutuelle' but are wondering if it's possible to make an appointment and pay cash.

CM

From my recent experience an appointment with a specialist dermatologist will usually cost 40-50 euros. It's totally possible to pay cash.

May 21, 2016 16:10
red

That sounds great! GP in my home country is impossible to see and a private dermatologist will cost 4 times that amount. Thanks

May 21, 2016 16:53
Moi

It might be slightly more than that for a specialist. My GP charges 40 euros. I recently went to a specialist (ophthalmologist) and she charged 60 euros.

May 22, 2016 05:36
kasseistamper

There is nothing to stop you contacting any medical professional in advance to ask what they will charge.
@Moi
My GP charges the official legal minimum charge - €24.50 - I can make an appointment on line and he is open every Saturday morning. Maybe you need to look for a different GP.

May 22, 2016 08:59
CC_R

If you're in uk looking t BUPA or similar and get referral via that if possible that way you don't pay. Otherwise go a different gp or simply tell the difficult one you would like a referral and to a spew list and refuse to leave the office. With out one

May 22, 2016 10:27
CC_R

Specialist sorry

May 22, 2016 10:28
red

I wish it were that simple CC_R! We don't have health insurance through work so the cheapest private insurance for out-patient care works out to around £80 a month, and that's with a lot of exclusions attached to it. You certainly can't see a private GP through insurance.
Our GP is lovely but, unless you phone on the day at 8:00 - some GPs insist you queue out side the door at the time - and say you need an emergency appointment for that day,which is usually before 12:00, you're looking at a 4-6 week waiting time for an appointment. A skin complaint is not regarded as an emergency. So she's not being difficult, it's just that getting an appointment is quite a feat. I have no idea how long the waiting list for a NHS derm is. I should imagine it's quite long.
It's also not exactly easy to change GPs as 1) you have to live in the catchment area and 2) they have to be open to receiving new patients.
Perhaps in a rural location the NHS can serve its patients better, but that's certainly not the case here.
So, all-in-all, 60€ or even 100€ for a consultation in Brussels sounds a bargain!

May 22, 2016 13:09
yttap

Agree with Kasseistamper that you can contact a specialist in advance and ask how much the fee is for a consultation. If it helps, I can recommend Dr. Daniel Willocx who is head of dermatology at the Clinique St. Jean, and who has a private practice in rue au Bois. Quicker to see him in rue au Bois, but he is a busy man. Please google for his contact details.

May 24, 2016 09:36