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Slovakia - Healthcare and Medical Treatment


Slovak state health facilities are not renowned for their aesthetic appeal. Standards of care and the availability of modern diagnostic equipment are generally not comparable with that found in more developed western European nations. Foreign residents may find it preferable to utilize the medical facilities in neighboring Vienna, Austria.

Healthcare is provided for free to all Slovakian nationals. Health insurance from EU member states may be used in Slovakia. It is necessary to provide form E111 upon seeking care. The specifics of what care is covered are somewhat vague, as the law states "all necessary healthcare". In any case, emergency care at state hospitals is covered under EU health insurance plans. For clarification, contact the Slovak Ministry of Health.

There are several highly qualified English-speaking physicians and dentists with private practices in Bratislava, Kosice and Banska Bystrica. The quality of care they provide is excellent by any standard.

General sanitation, sewerage and refuse collection in Bratislava is considered good overall. Tap water is fluoridated and is safe to drink. Bottled water is very popular among the local citizens as their source of drinking water. There are no particular health threats associated with living there.

Note: Persons with chronic medical conditions requiring prescription medication should keep a one to three month supply on hand.


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