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Dental And Opthalmic Care In Slovakia: How To Find The Right Options For You

You should have little difficulty accessing the dental and optical treatment that you need if you are an expat residing and working in Slovakia, particularly if you are living in one of the country’s urban areas. Slovakia is a destination for medical tourism, including dental and optical treatment, and there are a wide variety of private clinics offering competitively-priced care.    more ...

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Slovakia?

The cost of your healthcare in Slovak will depend on a number of factors, namely whether you as an expat:

• are signed up with the national insurance scheme and one of the country’s state-approved providers
• have
• have a combination of national and top-up private insurance to cover procedures (such as dental and optical care) which do not fall under the national scheme
• do not have insurance at all and are intending to p ...    more ...

How To Keep Fit And Healthy In Slovakia

If you are moving to Slovakia, you will find plenty of opportunities in this beautiful country for keeping fit and healthy. It is advisable to take out cover for any healthcare needs rather than relying on the national system, which ranks comparatively low among European healthcare systems, but there are a good variety of private healthcare providers in the country. ...    more ...

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Slovakia

If you are an expat who is residing and working in Slovakia, you will be registered with one of the three main state-approved health insurance schemes: this is compulsory and both you and your employer must make contributions into the system. Basic healthcare is thus mainly free at the point of delivery.    more ...

How To Look After Your Mental Health In Slovakia

Slovakia is said to have one of the highest levels of mental illness in Europe. As an expat who is resident in the country, what are your options with regard to safeguarding your own mental health? To some extent this will depend on whether you are relying on the public system or on a plan, but we will take a look at some of your options below. ...    more ...

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

If you are an expat who is living and working in Slovakia and you become pregnant, what are your best choices for pre and post natal care, and delivery? To an extent, this will depend on whether you are registered with one of the health insurance providers that are linked to the Slovakian public healthcare service, or whether you have a that includes maternity cover. ...    more ...

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

Although healthcare in Slovakia is not yet up to the standard of many European nations, if you are an expat residing and working in the country, you should not experience too many problems in accessing your prescription medication. The country has a large number of pharmacies ( lekáreň ) from which you can obtain your medicine, regardless of whether you are signed up for public health care or have taken out . ...    more ...

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Slovakia?

The quality of healthcare that you can expect as an expat in Slovakia will depend on whether you access the public system or take out private health insurance. Slovakia is a destination for healthcare tourism, including dental and cosmetic care, and the private sector is of a high standard.    more ...

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

If you are expat who is resident in Slovakia and who suffers from a chronic illness, the care that you will be able to access will depend on whether you are reliant on the public or the private healthcare system, or a combination of the two.    more ...

How To Register With The Health System In Slovakia

Slovakia has a two-tier system of insurance, based on state health insurance but also with private health cover available. All residents are entitled to access public healthcare if they pay contributions into the system, including expats who are resident and working in the country.    more ...

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