Find an on-duty doctor

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If your own doctor is not available and you live anywhere in the 19 Brussels communes, you can call +32 (0)2 201 22 22 at any time of day or night.

A qualified operator will take your call and will either:

  • send an on-duty doctor to your house/apartment as soon as possible; or

  • send you to one of the following ‘postes médicaux de garde (PMG)’ / ‘huisartsenwachtposten’ (‘urgent care’ that is not serious enough to warrant a trip to hospital emergency department):
1000 BrusselsRue de Brouchoven 2
1000 Bruxelles
(Behind Passage 44) 
Monday to Friday 19:00 to 00:00

Week-ends and holidays 8:00 to 00:00
1030 SchaerbeekChaussée de Haecht, 579
1030 Schaerbeek
1040 Etterbeek
Boulevard du Jubilé, 93
1080 Molenbeek
1040 MolenbeekRue de Linthout, 150
1040 Etterbeek
1190 ForestAvenue Molière, 34
1190 Forest

Using this service guarantees that:

  • Your case will be handled at any time of day or night be an experienced doctor
  • Your own doctor will receive a report of the visit
  • The fee you pay will be in line with the standard fees, i.e. will be conventionné

In Brabant Wallon and Wallonia, call +32 (0)2 385 05 00.

In Brabant Flemish Brabant and Flanders, go to the site and under ‘Ligging’ either choose or search for your commune. There you’ll find contact details.

On-duty pharmacies

So, you’ve managed to see the doctor, and now you need to find a pharmacy!

In Brussels, around 20 pharmacies are ‘on duty’ every week, and will be open later than usual.

However, only a few of these will be open throughout the night. Most pharmacies display a list of ‘late opening’ pharmacies on their door/window – these will usually be open until 23:00.

For a list of pharmacies open between 23:00 and 09:00 call +32 (0)900 10 500 or go to the site which covers all of Belgium (enter your address or postal code and commune on the main page)

Note that outside of regular pharmacy hours, you may have to pay a one-off supplement of up around €5 if you buy non-prescription items.