Health and Health Insurance
The publication of the Patient Guide in Czech and English is intended to serve patients for a better orientation in the world of healthcare with a focus on the provision of healthcare services.
For foreign patients, so-called communication cards are available in nine language versions, the aim of which is to facilitate communication between Czech medical staff and patients who do not understand Czech. The cards were created for the specialties of pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics, nursing and internal medicine, as well as for the areas of list of difficulties and diet.
The National Register of Health Care Providers serves as a complete database of doctors and hospitals in the Czech Republic.
The We are going to the spa website, available not only in Czech but also in English, German and Russian, provides practical information about spas in the Czech Republic and treated indications, how to plan a spa holiday and what cultural activities are prepared and much more.
Every foreigner, if he wants to stay in the Czech Republic, must be covered by health insurance.
In the Czech Republic, health services are provided, covered mainly by compulsory public health insurance. Information on public health insurance, including the right to participate in it and the range of health services paid for from it, can be found on the website of the Ministry of Health. There is also a list of health insurance companies providing public health insurance.
For third-country nationals who do not participate in public health insurance, health services are provided on the basis of commercial (private / travel) insurance, international social security contracts (or are covered by the Ministry of the Interior or the Ministry of Health), depending on the specific situation of the foreigner.
The provision and reimbursement of healthcare for UK citizens is governed by special regulations.
If you have any questions about health insurance, you can contact the Health Insurance Office (the contact point of the state administration for health insurance).
Recognition of professional qualifications
Information on the recognition of qualifications of medical professionals educated in EU countries can be found on the website of the Ministry of Health.
Information on the recognition of qualifications of medical professionals trained outside the EU is also available on the website of the Ministry of Health.
Information on the recognition of qualifications of non-medical staff who have been educated in EU countries can be found on the website of the Ministry of Health.
Information on the recognition of qualifications of non-medical staff who have been educated outside the EU is also available on the website of the Ministry of Health.
Information support for medical staff from among foreigners is also provided by the non-profit organization Doktor Čechov, which associates doctors in the Czech Republic with foreign education.
Recruitment of medical and non-medical health professionals
A Contact Center for Foreigners has been set up to support foreigners from outside the EU who want to work as non-medical and medical health workers. This center informatively helps in negotiations with the authorities and processing all permits that are necessary for work in the Czech Republic. Contact Center - Foreigners coordinates cooperation between health care providers and individual applicants from countries outside the EU.