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Unforeseen medical treatment - Malta

Emergency

Call 112

Ministry of Health, the Elderly and Community Care
Tel: + 356 22992345
Email: entitlement.mhec@gov.mt

Treatment & costs

Doctors

  • Treatment is provided free of charge in public health centres.

Dentists

  • Acute emergency dental treatment is provided free of charge in the public hospital and health centres, but its extent is limited. 
  • Most dental care is provided in the private sector. Any costs incurred for private healthcare are non-refundable.

Hospital treatment

  • Treatment in the accident and emergency department of a public hospital is free of charge.

Prescriptions

  • Any medication prescribed during inpatient treatment, or for the first three days after you are discharged, is free.
  • You will be charged in full for anything prescribed after this period and these charges are not refundable.

Ambulance

  • Ambulance travel is free in an emergency as long as you can prove you are entitled to treatment.

Air ambulance

  • No information available.

Reimbursement

Contact the Entitlement Unit within the Maltese Ministry of Health, and show your original receipts.

Ministry of Health
Entitlement Unit
23 St. John’s Street
Valletta
MALTA VLT1168
Tel: +356 22992345
E-mail: entitlement.mhec@gov.mt

If you have had to pay for the cost of your care and have been unable to claim a refund while you are away you should contact your national health insurance provider.

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