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Unforeseen medical treatment - Malta

Call 112

Ministry for Health - Department for Policy in Health
Tel: +356 25952400
Email: entitlement.health@gov.mt

For questions about healthcare during your stay in Malta, please contact:

Department for Policy in Health - Health Care Funding
Ground Floor
Ex-Outpatients’ Block
St Luke’s Hospital
G’Mangia PTA 1010
Tel: +356 2595 2400
e-mail: entitlement.health@gov.mt


Treatment, coverage & costs

If you require urgent/necessary medical care while staying temporarily in Malta, please present a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This card gives you access to state-provided healthcare.

If you plan to stay in Malta for longer (for example as a posted worker or pensioner) you should register an S1 form with the health insurance institution in Malta, which will then issue you with a 'Certificate of Entitlement'. You should present this certificate whenever you go to a hospital or health centre.

Medical assistance

Dentists

  • Emergency dental treatment is provided free of charge at Mater Dei Hospital in Msida and the health centres.
  • Routine and non-urgent dental care is provided privately. You will need to pay for this yourself. These costs are non-refundable.

Hospital treatment

  • Acute emergency treatment is provided at
  • In the event of an acute emergency,
    • call 112 for an ambulance, or
    • go straight to the Accident & Emergency Department at Mater Dei Hospital or Gozo General Hospital.

Prescriptions

  • Any medication prescribed during in-patient treatment, and for the first 3 days after discharge from hospital, is free of charge.
  • You will be charged in full for anything prescribed after this period. These charges are non-refundable.

Ambulance

  • In the event of an emergency, transport by ambulance to the hospital is covered by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

Air ambulance

  • No information available.

Reimbursement
  • If you require reimbursement for any expenses incurred for medical care provided by the Public Health Care System whilst in Malta, please contact:

Ministry for Health
Department for Policy in Health - Health Care Funding
Directorate Health Care Funding
Ground Floor
Ex-Outpatients’ Block
St Luke’s Hospital
G’Mangia PTA 1010
Tel: +356 2595 2400
e-mail: entitlement.health@gov.mt


Patient contribution In Malta public health care is provided free of charge to all entitled persons, provided that they can present valid documentation.
Dialysis, oxygen & chemotherapy

If these services are required during your stay in Malta you should contact the service providers to make the necessary arrangements before arriving in Malta as follows.


How do I apply for an EHIC?

You can apply online for an EHIC via the following websites


Doctors & hospitals accepting the EHIC

Loss of card

Contacts for holders of EHICs issued in Malta

  • In case you are unable to present your EHIC, you should contact your health insurance authorities to provide you with a Provisional Replacement Certificate which you will be able to present to the Service Provider.