Prescription-only medicines can be prescribed by any doctor (within their prescription limitations) if the patient pays for them in full. Medicines covered by health insurance can only be prescribed by contracted doctor (VšZP insurance company). However, the entitlement differs depending on the refugee status (medication for urgent care for transit refugees, medication for necessary care for asylum seekers, and full health care for employed and insured refugees). In case of some prescription medicines a co-payment will be still needed.
If you don´t know how to find a doctor who will prescribe the specific medication, try contact the Inpatient Emergency Service, which operates on weekdays from 16.00 - 22.00 and on weekends or holidays from 07.00 - 22.00. Where to go
How to solve specific health problems?
The examination by a pediatrician before entering the school facility is fully reimbursed by the General Health Insurance Company (VšZP), you can find the pediatrician here
The nonprofit organization Plamienok provides help for chidren with serios illnesses.The organization offers home visits by a doctor, a nurse and a social worker at the place of residence of these children in Bratislava and its surroundings. For more info about the consultation with a psychologist and social worker for parents or other adults who accompany children can be found at: facebook
Cancer patients from Ukraine can send a request to the National Institute of Oncology (NOÚ) via firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit us in person at NOÚ, Main Building, 1st floor, door № 144, opening hours - Monday and Thursday from 13:00 to 14:30.
The civic association Lymfóm offers help to Ukrainain patients, more info can be found at: lymfom.sk
Slovak Chamber of Dentists offers help to Ukrainians, more info can be found at: skzl.sk
List of dialysis centers that can be visited by Ukrainian refugees: health.gov.sk, the dialysis is reimbursed by the General Health Insurance Company (VšZP).
The National Mental Health Line also operates in Ukrainian: health.gov.sk
The line is available daily from 7:00 - 19:00. The price is set by your phone carrier's price list.
The line is designated for medical consultation. In case of an urgent health problem - call 155 - Ambulance or 112 - European Emergency Number.