What should you bring? What type of room do you want? Who should you inform about your admission? What can you expect during your hospital stay? How does the payment work?

Preparing your admission

Your choice of room has important consequences for your hospital invoice. Depending on the room you choose, additional charges and fees will be calculated.
Always bring your eID and contact details of your next of kin and your GP. Read what else you should bring for a smooth admission, what to bring for your child and what to do in case of an occupational accident.
Remember to inform your health insurance provider, hospitalisation insurance provider and your GP as soon as your admission is planned and arranged.
Read more about meals and facilities on the ward.
If your child is admitted to a paediatric nursing unit, the rooming in of either parent is always possible. In some situations, rooming in with an adult patient is also possible. UZ Leuven also offers some lodging options in and close to the hospital. See all the possibilities here.
Your treating doctor will determine when you are ready for discharge from hospital. Before your discharge, discuss with your healthcare providers how to best prepare for the discharge date.
You will not need to pay for your admission during your stay in the hospital. There is also no need to pay immediately after your admission: we will send your invoice directly to your health insurance provider and your hospital insurance provider first. You will then receive an invoice for your personal share.

Want to know more about the ward?

The info on this page applies to each hospitalisation ward. More information on the specific rules, facilities and contact details for each ward can be found on that ward's page.

See the overview of the hospital wards

International patients

As an international patient, you must first register online to have a consultation, treatment or admission scheduled at UZ Leuven. You can register on this page. See further which other procedures are necessary.

As an international patient, what do you need to arrange before your admission?

Dropping people off and picking them up

Patients or visitors who have trouble getting around can be brought or picked up at kiss-and-ride zones.

  • There is a kiss-and-ride zone:
    • at the East entrance (Toegang Oost) - on the ring road, follow the arrows towards P Oost
      This K+R zone will remain accessible even during the roadworks. To drive away, follow the signposts at the works.
    • in Parking West (next to the West entrance: Toegang West) - on the ring road, follow the arrows towards P West
      The ticket you received when you entered will also be used when you leave. You do not need to stop by the pay machine.
  • At these K+R zones, you can briefly leave the car to accompany or pick up a patient to or from the hospital access area.
    Want to accompany a patient to the consultation or the unit itself? Then park your car in car Parking Oost or Parking West.
  • There are wheelchairs in the car parks and at the entrances.
  • For day hospital surgery, choose the K+R area at Toegang Oost.
  • There is a separate K+R zone for emergency services. 


Get registered at the registration desk in the reception hall. No need to sign in at the reception desk.

Last edit: 1 March 2024