GP Services in Brussels

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If you are living in Brussels and need a primary care appointment please use:

Medical Practice Fura
Brusselsesteenweg 34a,
3080 Tervuren
Belgium
Reception: +32 (0)27 47 37 95 (By appointment only)

Dr Katrien Goeminne
Boeyendaalstraat 12
3078 Everberg (Kortenberg)
Reception: +32 (0)27 59 63 27

Monday - Friday 0800 - 2000 (By appointment only)

NATO Staff Centre
20 Avenue Du Bourget
1130 Brussels
Reception: +32 (0)27 07 80 22 (By appointment only)

Email for SHAPE Medical Centre: LLPHealthcare-SHAPE-0Gpmailbox@mod.gov.uk

Paediatric / Children’s Services

Health Visitor

Please see our dedicated Children's services page

School Nursing Support

Please see our dedicated Children's services page

Immunisations

The UK immunisation programme for children is offered via SHAPE Medical Centre and can be discussed with your Health Visitor by contacting SHAPE medical centre on 0032 6544 5824.

Immunisations to the Belgian schedule are available via the host nation service, should this be your choice, please contact the SHAPE Medical Centre patient liaison service to arrange.

Children’s Speech & Language (SLT)

Please see our dedicated Children's services page

Children’s Mental Health

Please see our dedicated Mental health page.

Adult Mental Health Services


Please see our dedicated Mental health page.

Military Occupational Health and Defence Consultant Advisors

Routine Military Medicals

The medical records administration is carried out in SHAPE. Consultations from the GP or hospitals will be incorporated into your medical record

If your secondary healthcare (hospital) consultant recommends surgery or other significant treatment which may have an impact on your operational capability, Defence Consultant Advisor (DCA) opinion will be sought. DCAs are military clinical specialists responsible for providing occupational health input who also advise if the proposed treatment is in line with UK best practice.

Should the DCA decide that your long term career prospects may be best served by a different approach, a further referral to a UK based military consultant may be recommended and the hospital clinician will be advised that the proposed treatment will not go ahead at that time. The Clinical Referrals Manager (CRM) will advise your GP and will also contact you to provide an update.

If the DCA indicates that the proposed treatment should go ahead, the LLP SHC administration team will contact you to confirm an appointment to continue your hospital treatment.

Please be aware all recommendations for hospital care for serving personnel are reviewed in line with the MOD Occupational Health Policy.

Audiology

For enquiries and to make an appointment, please contact the UK Medical Centre SHAPE. Tel:  +32 (0) 6544 5824.  Audiology tests for military personnel will take place in Ramstein and individuals will be advised accordingly.

Routine Audiology Services

  • Military occupational routine screening
  • Children’s routine hearing screening
  • Replacement of hearing aid tubes and batteries
  • Minor repairs to hearing aids or like-for-like replacement of hearing aids.

Specialist Audiology Services

For enquiries and to make an appointment, please contact the UK Medical Centre SHAPE. Tel:  +32 (0) 6544 5824.  Audiology tests for military personnel will take place in Ramstein and individuals will be advised accordingly.

A hearing specialist (audiologist) from the UK visits every three months to provide the following services:

  • Diagnostic Hearing Tests
  • Middle ear pressure testing
  • New born hearing screening
  • Middle ear pressure testing
  • Speech hearing testing
  • Test of inner ear hair cells
  • Confirmation of military hearing grading and reviews
  • Hearing protection advice
  • NHS Hearing aid supply and fitting
  • Hearing aid replacement and repair
  • Ear plugs and swim plugs
  • Tinnitus management

Dietician

Please see our dedicated Dietician page.

Optician and Eye Sight Tests

Please see our dedicated optician and eye sights tests page.

Physiotherapy

Once you have received a referral for physiotherapy from the Host nation GP, it needs to be sent to SHAPE UK medical centre. This can initially be: by fax on 0032 6544 5016 or you may choose to scan it in or take a photo and e-mail it to: LLPHealthCare-SHAPE-0Gpmailbox@mod.gov.uk.

Once a fax, email or photo has been sent the original referral needs to be sent to:

UK Medical Centre
Building 401
SHAPE
BFPO 26

Please note; if you choose to send only by post, it could take 2-3 weeks to reach us. This will therefore extend your wait for treatment.

Once the referral has been received, the UK physiotherapist will triage the referral and you will be contacted to book in for a telephone consultation with her to gain more information on the problem. If host nation physiotherapy is approved, you will be provided with a letter confirming this and stating how many sessions you are entitled to. You will have a further telephone consultation with the physiotherapist towards the end of the sessions, to determine whether you require further intervention or onward referral. If more sessions are required, you will be provided with an authorisation letter confirming this.

Failure to obtain an authorisation letter prior to commencing physiotherapy treatment, or having more sessions than authorised, is likely to result in you becoming liable for the bill.

Prescriptions & Prescription Charges

Prescriptions provided by your GP may be collected from:

  • From the SHAPE Pharmacy:  These are dispensed by the UK Pharmacy Technician who is based in the US Pharmacy in the SHAPE Healthcare Facility.

Tel: 065 44 5999

Pharmacy Opening times: These are advertised in the waiting room and are usually:

Mon-Weds:  0830-1230 and 1330-1700.  Thurs: 1100-1230 and 1330--1700.  Friday: 0830-1230 and 1330-1530.

  • The US Army Pharmacy in Sterrebeek by the patient or a nominated representative. If you use a nominated person to collect your prescription, first contact the pharmacy on 02686 9508. The person will need ID and a copy of your ID.

Hospital Prescriptions

To collect prescriptions issued in hospital, please use:

Apotheek Spruyt Everberg, Annonciadenstraat 38, 3078 Everberg.  https://www.apotheekspruyt.be/  Tel: 02 759 8 759

Prescription Charges

If you are not entitled to free prescriptions you must pay for your prescription on collection. Payments may only be made using a chip and PIN card. Cash payment is not possible. If you are prescribed medication by a Host Nation medical provider, you must contact SHAPE medical centre so that the doctor is able to ascertain this medication conforms to UK prescribing practices and records the details in your medical records.

Repeat Prescriptions

Requests for repeat prescriptions can be made by calling the UK Pharmacy, via posting box in the waiting room or handing the prescription in at the pharmacy. Please give 5 working days’ notice. For the US Army Pharmacy in Sterrebeek, follow their local guidance.

Unwanted or Out of Date Medication

Unwanted or expired medications cannot be reused, even if you haven’t opened them. However, all waste medication must be disposed of safely. Medicines that are incorrectly thrown away can end up in the public water supply or harm the environment.

  • Never flush medicines down the toilet
  • Never put medicines in the bin
  • Never share your medicines with others

Please return any medicines to the apotheke, who will be able to dispose of any unwanted medicines you may have in your home or accommodation.

Women’s Health Services

Midwifery

Please see our dedicated Midwifery Services page.

Pregnancy

NHS pregnancy and baby guide. This site is part of NHS Choices and offers information about all stages of pregnancy, birth and the first months with your child.

The NHS pregnancy book. This guide provides information on a healthy pregnancy, labour and childbirth, and the first weeks with your new baby.

Midwifery

Please see our dedicated Midwifery Services page.

Sexual Health

Please see our dedicated sexual health page.

GP Referral for Elective (non-emergency) Hospital Care

Optimal Care Meeting (OCM)

If you are referred to another clinician, please inform the SHAPE team on SHAPE@shcac.de immediately.  All referrals require approval via the Optimal Care Meeting at SHAPE Medical Centre prior to arranging an appointment at the hospital.  Once approved, a Patient Support Officer will contact you to arrange an appointment.

If your hospital clinician recommends surgery, you should contact the PSO team on 0800 588 9936 for this to be arranged. NB: Service personnel, please see the section entitled “Military Occupational Health and Defence Consultant Advisors”.

Please send any reports or invoices relating to hospital care to shape@shcac.de as soon as you receive them.

Hospital Locations

University Hospital Leuven

Herestraat 49
3000 Leuven
Reception: +32 (0)633 22 11

www.uzleuven.be/en