Health care in Zakopane

European Emergency Telephone Number - 112
Tatra Rescue Team Emergency Number - +48 601-100-300
Main hospital in Zakopane - 10 Kamieniec street, tel.: +48 18 201 20 21

Zakopane rescue team

Health Care for Foreigners in Poland

.:If your stay is temporary (e.g. vacation) and you are insured in EU / EFTA member states, you will receive the following benefits in the same way as people insured in Poland:
guaranteed health services,
supply of orthopedic items and auxiliaries,
reimbursed medicines.
The costs of your treatment will be covered by the National Health Fund if you show European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or Certificate temporarily replacing the EHIC - if you cannot ask your insurer to send the Certificate yourself, the service provider (e.g. doctor or clinic) can contact the NFZ provincial branch. This branch will mediate in obtaining this document from the institution where you have health insurance.
Note: If you do not have an EHIC or Certificate, your doctor may bill you for treatment. You can then apply for a refund from the institution where you have health insurance.

If you are a citizen of a country with which Poland has signed a contract or a bilateral agreement, you can use the necessary medical care if you are staying in Poland legally and suddenly you become ill or you will have an accident.
In this situation, the costs of treatment will be covered by the Ministry of Health.
Poland has signed agreements on social security or cooperation in health care with:

  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Montenegro
  • Russian Federation
  • The Republic of Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Tunisia

If you do not have insurance in Poland or another EU / EFTA Member State and you are not a citizen of a country with which Poland has signed a bilateral agreement you can get medical care for a fee. If you have a suitable medical insurance policy, e.g. required to obtain a Schengen entry visa or a national visa, the healthcare provider (e.g. doctor or clinic) will settle the costs of medical care with your insurance company.

I use medical care provided by the ALLMEDICA clinic. The most convenient way is to call in advance and determine hour visit:
Tel.: +48 18 265 74 88 / Zakopane, Chyców Potok 26 (in the building of the shopping centre Szymonek).



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