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Health Care in Bratislava

The medical facilities underwent a process of privatisation in the 1990s. Hospitals and medical facilities are divided into two types: non-state and private.

The system of medical facilities in Bratislava consists of: general non-state hospitals, policlinics and medical centres which include a wide range of specialisations and medical centres and ambulances focused on one medical specialisation; or private general medical centres and private one-specialisation medical centres.

The system of the major non-state hospitals is primarily based on the University Teaching Hospital with Policlinic of the Comenius University which consists of four big hospitals located in different parts of the city (Old Town, Kramare, Ruzionv, Petrzalka) and of a various number of general policlinics and specialized medical centres and institutions.

Treatment costs
By the non-state facilities the patient's treatment costs are either fully covered by the patient's health insurance company or the patient pays certain part of the amount as co-payment. Treatment costs in private for-profit facilities are usually fully covered by the patient.

EU citizens and treatment costs
The citizens from the EU member states, Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland have in case of urgent and necessary treatment right to emergency medical care under the same conditions as the Slovak citizens. This right covers the treatment costs as well. However, to apply this right a citizen from the above mentioned countries must be a holder of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which entitles him to free or reduced-cost medical care. In case such a citizen is not a holder of the EHIC he usually covers the treatment costs himself in full and must apply for a refund within his or her national health insurance system.

Non-EU citizens and treatment costs
Non-EU citizens must cover cost of medical care in full.

Emergency for adults is provided by the Policlinic Ruzinov on Ruzinovska Street 10 (trams 8, 9, 14 and buses 50, 75) from 7 pm to 7 am, Policlinic Strecnianska on Strecnianska Street 13 (buses 92, 95) from 7 pm to 7 am. Emergency for children and youth is provided by Children University Teaching Hospital and Policlinic Kramare on Limbova Street 1 (bus No.
22, 32, N29, and trolleybus 204, 212) from 7 pm to 7 am. Dental emergency is provided at Policlinic Drienova at Drienova Street 38 (tram 8, 9, 14 and bus 50, 78, 96, 66, 196 - Maximiliana Hella stop) from 6.30 pm to 7 am.

For the list of medical facilities visit medical facilities in Bratislava.

For the list of private for-profit medical centres visit Private medical facilities in Bratislava.

Comments from our visitors:

hanini el sayed el sayed farhood wrote on 10.07.2014 at 17:36:40:
A request to do vitrectomy surgery in the right eye to child: hanin elsayed farhoud from Egypt...
please study the medical reports for my daughter hanin elsayed elsayed Farhood ,8 years from Egypt to book appointment to do the surgery in Health Care in Bratislava as instruction of the Egyptian doctor Mohamed ghoraba because the cost in the Czech Low for Spain _ Germany
Sir responsible
Please send me the total cost to transfer the cost to the account number of the Health Care in Bratislava as a deposit for the treatment and after your excellency receipt the money we will booking an appointment to do the surgery and to end the visa proceeding for my daughter and her mother is her companion note: i have a visa to London before my wife and I
sir: i attach to you the medical reports to the child: hanin elsayed from Egypt which it performed in Egypt...
Date of birth: 01/09/2006
the companion(the patient`s mother) :samah salah ragheb Eldaghbshy
date of birth: 01/05/1984,passport no:A02830872
the companion (the patient`s father):Elsayed Elsayed Mohamed farhoud
date of birth:21/03/1975, passport no:A12208738
please reply on me as soon as possible because the case is very urgent

Dr Phivos Economou wrote on 16.04.2007 at 14:25:35:
I cannot open thr list of medical facilities in Bratislava and Private medical facilities in Bratislava.Need help please !

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