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How to use the card - Malta

Emergency
Call 112

Competent institution
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
Website: www.ehic.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 at the public health centres listed below.

If you plan to stay in Malta for longer (for example as a posted worker or pensioner) you should get an S1 form from your country and register it with the competent health institution in Malta. After registring the S1 form, you will be provided with a 'Certificate of Entitlement'. You should present the Certificate of Entitlement whenever you need to access public health care services.

Medical services

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.

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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 competent institution to provide you with a Provisional Replacement Certificate which you will be able to present to the Service Provider.
  • If you cannot submit a claim during your stay, then contact your competent health institution once you return home so that your claim will be processed.