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Unforeseen medical treatment - Malta

Call 112

Ministry of Health and Energy
Tel: +356 25952400
Email: entitlement.health@gov.mt

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

EU Health Entitlement Unit
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 Energy and Health
EU Health Entitlement Unit
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

nullIn 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.

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 Replacement Certificate which you will be able to present to the Service Provider.

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