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Unforeseen medical treatment - Slovakia

Integrated Rescue System

Call 112

Emergency

Call 155 

Úrad pre dohľad nad zdravotnou starostlivosťou (The Healthcare Surveillance Authority)
Žellova 2
SK - 829 24 Bratislava 25
Tel: +421 2 20 856 226

Treatment & costs

 

Doctors

  • To take advantage of your European Health Insurance Card, you should consult a doctor who works under the Slovakian public health insurance system.
  • You may be charged a fee. This is non-refundable in Slovakia, but you can always seek reimbursement once you return home.

Dentists

  • To take advantage of your European Health Insurance Card, you should consult a dentist who works under the Slovakian public health insurance system.
  • Emergency dental treatment is usually free, but you may incur charges depending on what materials the dentist uses.
  • For all other dental treatment, there will be a charge. This is non-refundable in Slovakia, but you can always seek reimbursement once you return home.

Hospital treatment

  • Emergency treatment is available in the accident and emergency department of any hospital. A referral is not necessary.
  • Services and medicine are normally free of charge, but there may be substantial non-refundable charges for complex procedures. These are non-refundable in Slovakia, but you can always seek reimbursement once you return home.

Prescriptions

  • A standard fee is payable for each prescription.
  • You may have to pay part of the medicine's cost if it is not covered by the public health insurance scheme. This is non-refundable in Slovakia, but you can always seek reimbursement once you return home. 
  • Pharmacies have a list of subsided medicines.  

Ambulance

  • Free of charge

Air ambulance

Reimbursement

There is no reimbursement system in Slovakia.

If you have had to pay for care, contact your national health insurance provider once you return home to seek reimbursement.

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