My son went to the CHU Saint-Pierre children ER on 31/7 during our visit in Brussels. Although we are from UK, but we did not have any EHIC or travel insurance (my mistake!) and already told their staff that we will pay the full amount. We have paid €158 on that day.
Now, some weeks ago, they have sent me another invoice for €4.60. When I emailed them what is it and this is the reply:
"The INAMI raised the price of some consultations of emergency. We had, therefore, to update prices.
This is why you received the above invoice with an additional € 4.60. We do not know how to charge them early."
Is it allowed for the hospital to suddenly increase the price? To be honest, €4.60 is not a huge amount but I am now back in UK. The bank charges to transfer this amount is £30 for 24hrs or £9 for few days. They do not take cash or cheque in other currency. It seems quite silly to pay that charge for such a small amount.
If I not pay and ignore them, anyone knows what would happen?
Many thanks in advance!