Are there any vaccinations I should get or other health precautions to take as I prepare for my move to your city?
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Before I get sick, what should I know about seeking medical care in your city as an expat?
An expat working for a company in Luxembourg is covered by Luxembourg’s national health insurance. The expat’s family is also covered. EU and non-EU citizens have the same rights regarding health care. However, employees who work across the border (cross-border workers) in another EU member state may have specific status.
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What is the word for "doctor" in the local language?
Medecin ou docteur in French. Arzt in German
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What is the best way to locate a suitable health care provider?
The Collège Médical is the overseeing body for all medical doctors, dentists and pharmacists working in Luxembourg. The Web can be used to search for any discipline of medical practitioner. Many doctors in Luxembourg speak English, although their reception desk may not.
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Do expats in the area tend to leave the city/area/country to seek medical care? If so, why and where do they go?
Considering that the medical care is very good in Luxembourg, there should be no reason to leave.
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What is the number to call to summon help in an emergency? List medical/fire/police.
Ambulance/vet/fire/doctors: 112
Fire brigade, city of Luxembourg: 44 22 44
Police: 113
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What do I do if there's an emergency in the middle of the night—or at another time when my normal doctor/clinic is unavailable?
A list of on-duty hospitals, open for emergencies, is published every day on the last page of Tageblatt newspaper and is also available on the LuxWeb website.
Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg Tel: 44 11-1
Hôpital Kirchberg Tel: 24 68-1
Zithaklinik Tel: 49 77 6-1
Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Clinique d'Eich Tel: 44 11 1-2
Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Maternité G-D Charlotte Tel: 44 11 32 02
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How will I recognize a pharmacy? What is it called in the local language?
In French: Pharmacie
In German: Apotheke
Pharmacy is recognizable by a green roman cross sign located on its wall. In general, pharmacies are open from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Each pharmacy will have a sign in the window with the address of the nearest all-night pharmacy and a list of pharmacies that close late. Most chemists speak English.
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Is the water safe to drink?
Drinking tap water is safe but most people in Luxembourg buy bottled water or use filters.
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