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What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Croatia?

Croatia has a large number of medical institutions, both in the public and the private sector. Healthcare itself is governed by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance. According to the Lancet’s Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 2016, out of 195 countries, Croatia is ranked at 30, one place below the USA.    more ...

Prescriptions In Croatia: What Is Available And How To Ensure You Get The Right Level Of Care

If you are living and working in Croatia, or are just visiting the country, you should have relatively little difficulty in obtaining your medication. However, the country does have some restrictions on which medications you can bring into it, so it is advisable to check these, especially if you have a repeat prescription. Once you have arrived in Croatia, you should easily be able to locate a pharmacy, as the country has around 1200 of them. We ...    more ...

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

Croatia ranks quite highly with regards to its provision of quality healthcare, so if you are an expectant expat, then you should approach maternity care there with confidence, especially if you are planning to use the private sector.    more ...

How To Register With The Health System In Croatia

Croatia currently has a two-tier health insurance system, which consists of both private and public cover. If you are working in the country, then the latter is compulsory, and your employer will need to register you with the HZZO (the national scheme). However, you can also take out private health insurance. This can act as a top-up for the national system, and it may give you extra peace of mind. There is also a form of supplementary insurance ...    more ...

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Croatia

Croatia operates on a two-tier health insurance system, consisting of both public and private health cover. National health insurance, under the HZZO (the Croatian Institute for Health Insurance, also known as the CHIF), is compulsory and takes the following forms:    more ...

How To Keep Fit And Healthy In Croatia

Croatia is a beautiful country, with a rich history, a hot climate and a delectable cuisine. Whether you are living in the country or just visiting, you will find many opportunities to keep fit and well, from walking and hiking to using indoor and outdoor gyms. There are also numerous water sports available along Croatia’s picturesque coastline.    more ...

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Croatia?

Croatia has both a public and a private healthcare sector. If you are an expat and are working in the country, you will need to be registered with the national health insurance scheme, known as the HZZO.    more ...

How Does Cancer Care In Croatia Compare With The UK / USA?

Croatia, the UK and the USA all have different healthcare systems. However, each is two-tier, with public and private sector healthcare and insurance. Please read on for more information.    more ...

Dental And Ophthalmic Care In Croatia: How To Find The Right Options For You

Public health insurance in Croatia covers basic dental care, but does not cover more sophisticated treatments, such as dental implants. The country is currently a destination for dental tourism in the private sector, however, and you may, as an expat, wish to take advantage of this. You can either take out private dental cover, or pay out of pocket. Similarly, with optical care, many expats choose to take out private insurance, or simply to pay u ...    more ...

Giving Birth In Croatia As An Expat

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Croatia, one of Europe’s youngest nations, has been attracting foreigners from all over the world since the end of the Balkan war. Also known as “The New Tuscany”, this picturesque region is now home to many expats. Some choose to give birth in Croatia, instead of traveling back to their home countries during pregnancy. The experience is almost the same as it is in most other East European countries, with a few minor differences.    more ...

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