There is no more same-day appointment and I have a sick child.
Then call us or come at 4 p.m. at the child consultation with our nurse Eva (who works under the doctor’s supervision).
Do I still have to pay remgeld?
You will no longer pay “remgeld” for consultation, telephone/video consultation, mail or home visit. Home visits are done within our working area. If you live further away and need regularly home visits, it is better that you unsubscribe from our medical house. After all, we only work within our working area. However, you may have to pay “remgeld” for a technical service such as taking an EKG. We also charge 2.5 euros per adult each year. You can pay this in cash or with Payconiq. However, people without RIZIV insurance (e.g. foreign family members) pay the normal rate and will have to settle it with their travel insurance. The same applies to (sports) insurance certificates of all kinds. These fall outside the RIZIV insurance.
What if I need nursing home care?
To do this, contact our nurse Eva by phone. She will arrange that home care for you. If you need urgent nursing home care that cannot wait until the next business hours (weekends, public holidays), please contact home care Continu for Bierbeek or home care Meerdaal and state very clearly that you are Medical House insured. Most importantly, you need to call our nurse Eva on monday or the next working day after the holiday as soon as possible. Home nursing care given on Tuesday or the second day after the holiday by the external home care team without Eva being informed by phone and giving her consent will not be reimbursed by our company. RIZIV will not rimburse you as they already paid us to provide your care.
I want to come to your psychologist but I am not registered in the medical house.
That’s possible. Should the psychologist’s schedule become too full in the future we will decide otherwise. Of course, patients under treatment can always see her again (inesblagovic@kriekenbos.be).
What about children living in two families?
If your child has Medisch tHuis Kriekenbos as their primary care practice, you must register your child. If your child primarily resides with the parent who always consults at this practice, you can register your child and we will reimburse the consultations with the other parent’s GP at reimbursement rates. In case of co-parenting, we recommend not to register your child. For them we make an exception and continue to apply the classic system.
What in case of childbirth?
Register your child with a “mutualiteit” as soon as possible and let us know when this is processed. Also ask for an ISI-plus card right away. Even if everything is not yet in order with “mutualiteit” you can still come to us for a consultation with your baby.
Should I come by when I need a sicknote?
For sicknotes, you must physically come for consultation, unless for 1 or 2 days, in which case this can be done by phone consultation. Teenagers who need school leave do always have to come for physical consultation, even if it is for 1 day. Simple colds can be treated by yourself with paracetamol and a nasal spray from the pharmacist.
Should I come in for a physiotherapy prescription?
Yes, to benefit from RIZIV reimbursement for your physiotherapy sessions, you must first physically come by.
Should I come in for a prescription for medications?
If you run out of prescriptions for your daily chronic medications, make an appointment for a physical consultation with our nurse Eva. If you need a prescription for occasional medication such as for hay fever, this can be arranged through a phone consultation. For contraceptive medication, we ask for your weight and blood pressure. If you cannot measure these yourself, please make an appointment for a physical consultation with our nurse Eva. For all other medications, you have to be seen by the doctor. However, if you are in doubt, book a telephone consultation first, we will ask you to come physically if necessary.
What about consultations with the specialist, physiotherapist, psychologist, dietician, speech therapist, pharmacy, lab, etc.?
Nothing changes for anything that is not a general practitioner or a nurse. So the classic arrangement for specialist, physiotherapist, psychologist, dietician, speech therapist, pharmacy, lab, etc.
You occasionally reside further away from our practice and are in urgent need of family doctor care.
If you are occasionally too far away to come to the practice, please book a telephone/video consultation or call us. We will give you instructions by phone. If you have moved and wish to change your primary care practice, you must unregister from our medical house. Please let us know your move as soon as possible. The geographical area in which you are close enough to come to us and where we do not do reimbursement (unless our medical house would be closed) you will find in the zone of non-reimbursement. Click the link to view this zone. If you move house outside this zone and you wish to continue to come to our practice, then we will count on your goodwill to consult only our practice. Most importantly, if you consult a doctor locally, you must inform us immediately. Depending on the situation, we will unsubscribe you. If you are abroad, then use the local health service and make further arrangements with your health insurance company.
What about on weekends or public holidays when the practice is closed?
You call the “wachtpost” at the number 1733 and pay your “remgeld” at the “wachtpost”. The “wachtpost” settles with us. If you can wait until after the weekend or public holiday, then you do not pay the “remgeld”. “Urgent appointments” in the online agenda are scheduled on the morning after the weekend or public holiday. So you must wait until that morning before these appointments become open for booking.
What if the doctor is on vacation?
If there is no replacement family doctor in the practice, you can consult an external family doctor of your choice. You pay the full fee, clearly put your bank account number on the back of the certificate and put it in our mailbox. We will reimburse you for this consultation.
I am currently not RIZIV insured.
Then you cannot use the “forfaitaire” system and pay for the consultation entirely yourself. As soon as you are in order with the “mutualiteit”, please let us know immediately.
What if you want to change GP-practice?
Then you can unsubscribe by sending us an email with the reason for unsubscribing to administratie@kriekenbos.be and we will provide you with an unsubscription form. After you complete this unsubscribe form, please return this completed form to us by regular mail (not email). You must include one of the reasons for unsubscribing on this form (we are required to record that reason).