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 Rohlik.cz.
Students from EU + EEA/EFTA need only their EHIC blue card and a registration document from Pojišťovna VZP, the largest health insurance company in the Czech Republic with the highest number of cooperating doctors, to gain full access to the public healthcare. The said document is obtained upon in-person registration at one of the insurance company branches.
Foreigners with visa requirements are obliged to take out health insurance covering comprehensive healthcare with Pojišťovna VZP, the largest health insurance company in the Czech Republic with the highest number of cooperating doctors, 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 the provided services. For shorter stays, a 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.
Students of the medical and pharmaceutical faculties should consult their faculty's options first via the following links:
Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové (MUDr. Petra Hošková)
NOTE: Always notify the attending physician or nurse about your health insurance company while making an appointment and before entering the ambulance.
Spálená 12, 110 00, Praha 1 - Nové Město
Telephone: +420 222 924 211
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
MUDr. David Macharáček
K Libuši 57/30, Praha 4 - Kunratice
Telephone: +420 244 462 016
Mobile: + 420 606 041 841
MUDr. Eliška Rožková
Nučická 28, Praha 10 - Strašnice
Telephone: +420 776 757 331
Virtual contact: Sestra Emmy
Na Veselí 928/15, 14000, Praha - Nusle
Vodičková 1935/38, 11000, Praha 1 - Nové Město
Telephone: +420 241 404 242
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.
CU Staff Welcome Centre/Healthcare
Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic/Medical Insurance