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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)

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


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