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  • In need of urgent medical assistance during weekends, bank holidays and long weekends? Always dial 1733. An operator will ask you questions that will indicate where you can be helped best.

When

Opening hours - Always dial 1733 for the doctor on call

  • Weekends: from Friday 7 pm till Monday 8 am
  • Bank holidays and long weekends: from the night before 7 pm till the morning after 8 am
  • Closed during the week.

During the week in daytime: contact your personal GP.
In the evening from 7 pm and nighttime: dial 1733 to reach the doctor on call. 

Doctor's consultation

Dial 1733. An operator will ask you some questions to assess the seriousness and urgency of your situation. 

At the out-of-hours medical center, a team of doctors is available to provide you with the most urgently needed medical care. It is in your own interest to come to the out-of-hours medical center. Not only will you be helped promptly, but also the examination can be done in excellent conditions.

A report will be made of every doctor's consultation and will be sent to your personal GP.

Home visit

Dial 1733.  An operator will ask you some questions to assess the seriousness and urgency of your situation. 
Home visits will be done in case of a medical urgency, for which 6 exceptions were provided for in the medical protocols (palliative patients, residential care centers, ...).

A report will be made of every doctor's visit and will be sent to your personal GP.

Make sure you have the following at hand:

  • name of the patient;
  • address;
  • reason of your call;
  • name of your personal GP.
  • in case you are calling from a residential care center: department, floor, room number, emergency telephone number

Patients will not get medical advice over the phone.

Waiting times

Due to the size of the region waiting times for a home visit can be substantial. It is in your own interest to come to the out-of-hours medical center where a team of doctors is available to provide you with the most urgently needed medical care. Always dial 1733.

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