Healthcare

DoucheFLUX’s healthcare services include a nurse-led clinic, physiotherapy, an optician and foot care.

Nurse-led clinic

The clinic is located in DoucheFLUX’s basement, close to the showers. Our nurse provides basic medical care and refers individuals to a doctor if necessary. She often works in tandem with the social worker who accompanies people for the administrative aspects of medical care. Partnerships with MediKuregem, ASaSo, Santé Plurielle and Entraide des Marolles, coordinated by Médecins du Monde, also ensure that people in precarious circumstances can have free access to more extensive medical care.

  • Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 to 12.00
  • Note: on Wednesdays, DoucheFLUX is only open to women
  • No appointment needed BUT you need to register at the reception
  • Tariff: Free of charge

Physiotherapy

  • Women only: Wednesday from 14.00 to 16.00
  • Everyone: Saturdays from 10.30 to 16.00
  • Note: Only by medical prescription
  • Tariff: Free of charge

Optician

To be able to see clearly is fundamental to a person’s well-being; unfortunately it is not within everyone’s reach. This is why DoucheFLUX collaborates with an optician, who comes to the day centre once a month to offer her expertise to destitute people.

The service includes an eye examination and, if necessary, free (second-hand) frames fitted with new, basic corrective lenses (clear, hardened, plastic, single-vision) adapted to your eyesight, as measured during the eye examination.

Note that this is not about eye health. If you have an eye-health problem which cannot be corrected by wearing glasses, the optician will advise you to consult an ophthalmologist.

  • Second Thursday of every month from 10.00 to 12.00:
    – 12.11.2020
    – 10.12.2020
  • If you cannot speak French, Dutch or English, please bring someone with you who can translate for you, so that we can help you efficiently.
  • Registration required at the reception.
  • Tariff: €1

Medical pedicure

  • Friday from 13.00 to 16.00
  • Registration required at the reception.
  • Tariff: €1

Foot care

Every second Saturday, the Anderlecht section of the Belgian Red Cross comes to DoucheFLUX to provide basic foot care (note: not medical pedicures).

  • Foot baths, cleaning and dressing of wounds, etc.
  • Every other Saturday from 13.00 to 16.00:
    – 24.10.2020
    – 07.11.2020
    – 21.11.2020
    – 05.12.2020
    – 19.12.2020
  • No appointment needed
  • Tariff: Free of charge