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Where can I go to get emergency health care and how much it costs? Do I need certain documents?

Persons who have applied for or have been granted temporary refuge are gaining access to urgent health care. This is provided by the outpatient emergency service in the relevant region or city where the patient is located or at the central hospital reception in that city. Contacts can be found here mceclip0.png.
Refugees, who do not have any protection status, are entitled to emergency healthcare treatment for the first 30 days of their stay.
Persons who apply for asylum have secured health care in the facility in Humennรฉ.

Health Line for Ukraine โ€“ Rapid medical consultation in Ukrainian available free of charge, daily from 7:00 to 19:00 by phone +421 2 21025075 or online chat at ua.diagnose.me mceclip0.png.

In case of an urgent health problem, it is necessary to call the Emergency Medical Service on the number 155 or 112.
Useful links:

Can I talk to a doctor in Ukrainian/Russian?

Health Line for Ukraine โ€“ Rapid medical consultation in Ukrainian available free of charge, daily from 7:00 to 19:00 by phone +421 2 21025075 or online chat ua.diagnose.me mceclip0.png.

Two contact centers for patients from Ukraine have been operating in Bratislava since April (Nemocnica akademika Ladislava Dรฉrera mceclip0.png and Nemocnica sv. Cyrila a Metoda mceclip0.png on Antolska Street) providing emergency medical care with Ukrainian-speaking staff. Both centres are open on weekdays from 8:00 to 14:00.

Where can I go to fill my subscriptions or treat long-term conditions and how much it costs?

Prescribed medication as well as some over the counter medication will be provided for Ukrainian citizens with the status of temporary protection free of charge.

I am pregnant, where can I get gynecology care?

You can get free gynecological care and consultations at several clinics; full list with details here mceclip0.png.

Can I get vaccinated against Covid? Do I need certain documents?

Regardless of their status, Ukrainian nationals staying in Slovakia are entitled to free coronavirus vaccination.
To register for vaccination, visit korona.gov.sk mceclip0.png and use the identification number of the document proving your status in Slovakia (or your Ukrainian ID document) as the identifier. You can also get vaccinated without a prior registration at vaccination centers providing these services at designated times.
More information can be found on health.gov.sk mceclip0.png.

Can I benefit from public health care?
  • People with temporary refuge status receive access to urgent medical care.
  • People who are in transit (i.e. have not yet applied for temporary refuge/asylum/subsidiary protection) are entitled to reimbursement for emergency care, but for a maximum of 30 days from the date of entry into the territory of the Slovakia.
  • People granted subsidiary protection are entitled to full reimbursement of health care, they are presented with a claim card issued by the General Health Insurance Fund mceclip0.png.
  • People who have applied for asylum are entitled to reimbursement for medical care.
  • People with granted asylum have an insurance card which entitles them to the same range of healthcare as an insured person of the Slovak Republic.
  • People staying in Slovakia under visa-free travel do not have access to Slovak health insurance. You can take out commercial health insurance.
Do I need to register in order to obtain health coverage and if yes how?

You must apply for temporary protection (refuge) or asylum. In both cases you will be entitled to urgent and necessary indicated health care. This also means such health care that the doctor recommends by examination. There is an emergency service in the relevant region or city, or a central hospital reception. Once you receive the temporary protection or asylum you will be entitled to the full health care coverage. In the event of a threat to life, health care is provided immediately to everyone in the Slovak Republic.

More information on the official Government's site ua.gov.sk mceclip0.png.

What does public healthcare cover?

With the health card, most services are covered or reimbursed, including preventative care, diagnostics and treatment, nursing and natal care.
More information to be found on the Ministry of Health mceclip0.png.

Where can I go to get mental health support and how much it costs? Do I need certain documents?

Mental health services are covered by public insurance. You need to contact a district doctor and present a proof of temporary protection. Then, the relevant specialist will be recommended. You don't need any specific documents. In case of need, you can contact free and anonymous crisis lines that provide psychological help in the Ukrainian language: