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How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Bulgaria

If you are an expat in Bulgaria and are concerned about the cost of your health insurance, you have a number of options. If you are working or have residence in the country, then signing up with the national health insurance scheme is compulsory.    more ...

Complementary Therapies In Bulgaria And How To Access Them

Although conventional care in Bulgaria can be of variable quality, particularly outside the big cities, complementary therapies are flourishing in the country, with a growing number of holistic centres and spas.    more ...

How Does Cancer Care In Bulgaria Compare With The UK?

Cancer treatment is a priority in both Bulgaria and the UK, but there have been suggestions that cancer care in both countries lags behind that of other European nations. Macmillan Cancer Support, the UK’s main cancer charity, notes that survival rates are not as strong in the UK as elsewhere in Europe, and a country profile report from the EC highlights issues with the overall quality of . ...    more ...

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Bulgaria?

The cost of healthcare in Bulgaria will depend on the type of insurance that you have. If you are an expat and are signed up with the national health insurance system, then you will be covered for a range of care and treatment which will be free at the point of delivery, but if you are not insured, either with public or national health insurance, then health care in the country can be costly.    more ...

How To Look After Your Mental Health In Bulgaria

Mental health issues are of course challenging wherever you are, and Bulgaria is no exception. If you are an expat resident in the country, therefore, and concerned about your mental health, what levels of care might you expect, and how can you best safeguard your own mental state?    more ...

How To Register With The Health System In Bulgaria

It is critical for expats in Bulgaria to register with the state healthcare system, as medical costs here can be very high. In order for you to be eligible for public state health insurance, either your home country will need to have a reciprocal arrangement with Bulgaria or you will need to make national insurance contributions into the state system.    more ...

Maternity Care In Bulgaria: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

If you are intending to give birth in Bulgaria, you need to consider your health insurance status: whether you are prepared to give birth in a public hospital under the national scheme if you are eligible, perhaps with some top-up payments for extra facilities such as a private room, or whether you are taking out full private health cover.    more ...

What Options Are Available For Chronically Ill Expats Living In Bulgaria?

If you are an expat in Bulgaria and you are chronically ill, your treatment options and healthcare expenses will depend on your level of . As an expat, you’ll be able to sign up for the national system as long as you are paying contributions into it, which will be deducted from your salary if you are working in the country. Bulgaria currently has in place a national program for the prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases, running from ...    more ...

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Bulgaria?

As an expat, the quality of healthcare that you will find in Bulgaria will depend on whether you are accessing the public sector care or if you have taken out private health insurance, and in addition, which region of the country you are based in.    more ...

Using The Healthcare System In Bulgaria - A Short Guide For Expats

The Ministry of Health in Bulgaria takes care of the execution and supervision of the National Health Service and policy in the country. Healthcare in each of the administrative districts of Bulgaria is taken care of by Regional Health Centers. All residents are eligible to receive some amount of health insurance coverage. In addition, one can also opt for private healthcare for an extra cost. The working population in Bulgaria is legally require ...    more ...

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