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

Choice of room

Your choice of room has important consequences for your hospital invoice. Depending on the room you choose, additional charges and fees will be calculated.

What should you bring?

Always bring your eID and contact details of a close relative and your doctor. Read what you have to bring to ensure that your admission runs smoothly, what you must bring for your child and what you must do in the event of a work-related accident.

Who should you inform?

Remember to inform your health insurance provider, hospitalisation insurance and your GP as soon as your admission is planned and arranged.

What is the procedure for an admission via the admission lounge?

You have to undergo surgery, and you can directly go to the admission lounge in the operating theatre and will be staying on a hospital ward or in the one-night stay after surgery. What is the procedure? How can you best prepare yourself?

What is the procedure for an admission via a hospital ward?

You have to undergo surgery, and you will first be admitted to a hospital woards, and will return to your ward after surgery. What is the procedure? How can you best prepare yourself?

Your stay on the ward

Read more about meals and facilities on the ward.

Going home

Your discharge from the hospital is always determined in consultation with the attending physician. Before your dismissal, clearly discuss which care you need to continue at home.

Paying after your admission

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 information on this page applies for every hospital ward. More information about specific arrangements, services and contact details you can find on the page of the ward.

Check the overview of the hospital wards

International patients

As an international patient you have to register online first to plan a consultation, treatment or admission at UZ Leuven. You can register on this page. Find out what other procedures are required.

What should you arrange for your admission as an international patient?

Dropping off and collecting persons

Patients or visitors with reduced mobility can be dropped off or collected at the kiss-and-ride area.

  • There is a kiss-and-ride area both in parking East and parking West. (To leave you'll need the ticket you get when you arrive. You don't need to go past the pay terminal.)
  • You can leave your car behind (for a short while) to pick up a patient or to escort a patient to the hospital.
  • There are wheelchairs in the parking and at the entrance.
  • The kiss-and-ride area at the main entrance (access East) can only be used by taxis.
    Private traffic is only allowed to stop for 5 minutes for dropping off or collecting people with reduced mobility.


Check in at the registration desk in the reception hall. You don't have to register at reception first.

Last edit: 25 September 2023