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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, coverage & 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 subsidised medicines.

Ambulance

  • Free of charge

Air ambulance

  • Call 18155
  • Free of charge

Reimbursement

  • There is no reimbursement system in Slovakia.
  • If you have to pay for care, contact your national health insurance provider once you return home to seek reimbursement.

Patient contribution

Accompanying person in the hospital

  • pays €3.32 per day, the first and last day count as one day.
  • Free stay of the accompanying person, if the person is:
    • a nursing mother with a child / children
    • accompanying a child under three years of age,
    • accompanying a person under 18 years of age receiving treatment for cancer.

Pharmacies

  • will charge you €0.17 for statistical processing of a prescription or coupon for medical device.
  • There is no fee of €0.17 if:
    • the insured person presents the extract from prescription,
    • the insured person presents the prescription for drugs or dietary foods, which are fully paid by insured person,
    • the prescription is for vaccines marked by "V" issued on one prescription.

Accident and emergency department

  • If you to visit the accident and emergency department (Medical First Aid or Hospital Emergency Service) there is a fee of €1.99.
  • If you have to stay in the in-patient care of the hospital after examination, the charge of €1.99 does not apply.

Transportation

  • Transport by ambulance is charged at a rate of €0.07 per kilometre.
  • This charge does not apply if the insured person:
    • is included in a chronic dialysis or transplant programme,
    • receives cancer or cardio-surgical treatment,
    • is severely disabled and is dependent on transport by private vehicles,
    • is transported from one hospital to another on the basis of the decision of the hospital.

Dialysis, oxygen & chemotherapy

  • You are entitled to dialysis, oxygen therapy and chemotherapy in Slovakia upon presentation of your EHIC.
  • You must arrange for treatment with a health provider under the Slovakian public healthcare system before you arrive in Slovakia.
  • Medical certificates proving the necessity of these treatments must also be submitted to the healthcare provider.
  • The list of healthcare providers under the public healthcare system can be found on the websites of the institutions according to the place of stay:
  • List of dialysis centres (in Slovak)

How to apply


List of doctors or hospitals


Loss of card

Contacts for holders of EHICs issued in Slovakia

Úrad pre dohľad nad zdravotnou starostlivosťou
Žellova 2

SK - 829 24 Bratislava 25

Tel: +421 2 20 856 226