Healthcare and Insurance

The public healthcare in the Czech Republic has outstanding quality, great availability, and practically no additional costs other than the compulsory EU-wide insurance fee. Having this insurance, you are able to get outpatient care and regular check-ups with both general practitioners and medical specialists. Help in emergency situations is available to everybody at all times. Usually, there is no need to visit a private practice, unless you require a non-standard medical care.

Note, that non-prescription drugs and medicines are sold only in pharmacies. These may be recognised by the prominent green cross-displayed over the shop-front. If you are not able to get to the pharmacy for any reason, you can use one of the delivery services such as

Students from EU + EEA/EFTA have access to urgent, state-provided healthcare during their stay in the Czech Republic. In order to receive the appropriate medical treatment, all you need is a blue EHIC card, which you must register with a Czech health insurance company.

Foreigners with visa requirements are obliged to take out health insurance covering comprehensive healthcare with a registered insurance provider, for long-term stays exceeding 90 days. This insurance is valid in all member states of the Schengen area. You can choose from three different tiers (packages) differentiated by the provided services. For shorter stays, regular travel insurance pre-arranged in your home country will suffice.

NOTE: Medical travel insurance is not required from citizens of the member states of the International Treaty on Cooperation in the Area of Health and Social Security. The same exception applies to participants of the Erasmus Mundus program, Fulbright scholarship program, European Voluntary Service of the EC Youth in Action programme, as well as holders of the GHIC card issued by the UK.

Where to seek help?

Students of the medical and pharmaceutical faculties should consult their faculty's options first via the following links:

NOTE: Always notify the attending physician or nurse about your health insurance company while making an appointment and before entering the ambulance.

Městská poliklinika Praha

Spálená 12, 110 00, Praha 1 - Nové Město

Telephone: +420 222 924 211



University Hospital in Motol

V Úvalu 84, 150 06, Praha 5 - Motol

Telephone: +420 224 433 691, +420 224 433 681




Vítězné nám. 829/10, Praha 6 - Bubeneč

Telephone: +420 222 366 166

Virtual contact: Sestra Emmy


Ordinace praktického lékaře Kunratice

MUDr. David Macharáček

K Libuši 57/30, Praha 4 - Kunratice

Telephone: +420 244 462 016

Mobile: + 420 606 041 841



Cervenmed s.r.o.

MUDr. Eliška Rožková

Nučická 28, Praha 10 - Strašnice

Telephone: +420 776 757 331 

Virtual contact: Sestra Emmy


Clinic4u s.r.o. and Medicare4u s.r.o.

Na Veselí 928/15, 14000, Praha - Nusle

Vodičková 1935/38, 11000, Praha 1 - Nové Město

Telephone: +420 241 404 242



Ordinace Pokorná a Bezdíčková s.r.o.

MUDr. Ludmila Bezdíčková

Vítězné náměstí 817/9, 160 00, Praha 6 - Bubeneč

Telephone: +420 224 311 189



Note: While scheduling an appointment, always mention you are a student of Charles University.

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