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Unforeseen medical treatment - Czech Republic


Health Insurance Bureau
(Kancelář zdravotního pojištění)
Tel: +420 236 033 411

Treatment, coverage & costs


  • You can only use the EHIC card with a doctor who has a contract with a Czech health insurance fund - zdravotní pojišťovna (most do, though there are non-contracted doctors in tourist areas).
  • The doctor will ask you to sign a certificate of entitlement (Potvrzeni o naroku), so your treatment can be charged to the Czech public health insurance fund.
  • The doctor will give you a copy of this certificate, to show whenever you need any treatment, tests or prescription medication.
  • Staying for longer?
    • You can register with a Czech health insurance funds and receive a certificate of registration (Potvrzeni o registraci), valid for the length of your stay.
    • Show this document whenever you have treatment or have a prescription filled.


  • Standard care is free
  • Non-standard treatment/materials such as composite fillings or prosthetics – you may have to pay a fee.

Hospital treatment


  • If your medicine is not covered by the public health insurance system, you must pay some or all of the cost.


  • Ambulances are free – if you show your EHIC.
  • If not, you will have to pay, and claim it back later from the provider using your EHIC.

Air ambulance

  • Air ambulances are free.
  • You should not have to pay anything other than standard patient fees payable by residents of the Czech Republic.
  • You cannot ask for reimbursement in the Czech Republic.
  • If you have paid for care, contact your national health insurance fund for reimbursement when you get home.
nullThere is a standard charge of CZK 90 for emergency medical services, including emergency dental services.Dialysis, oxygen & chemotherapy
  • If you know you will need any of these treatments while in the Czech Republic, contact a Czech healthcare provider (doctor, hospital, etc.) before you travel.
  • For more information, contact a Czech public health insurance fund before you travel.
Loss of card

Contacts for holders of EHICs issued in the Czech Republic

Kancelář zdravotního pojištění

Tel: +420 236 033 411



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