With the arrival in Slovakia, it is obligatory for all foreign students coming to study in Slovakia to have health insurance valid for the territory of Slovak Republic.

EU students

If you are a student from one of the EU/EEA or a Swiss citizen, you must have your European Health Insurance card (E111 card).  Students should request this card from their home country's health service before leaving. When attending health care services, you will be also asked to show your valid ID/passport along with the card. The European Health Insurance Card cannot be used for private sector health care providers.  Majority of the health care costs are covered by the European Health Insurance but there are some treatments where you must pay the full prize. Please bear in mind, that the European Health Insurance Card entitles you only to coverage of the costs of medical care which are urgent, this means non-urgent treatment, or medically assisted transport home following serious illness or injury, are not covered. Therefore, it is recommended to arrange also additional travel health insurance at a commercial insurance company in the home country before coming to Slovakia.


Non-EU students

If you are from a non-EU country, you must have your own health insurance either from your home country or from a Slovak Health Insurance Company. We strongly recommend doing this at home, before coming to Slovakia because you need it when applying for Visa. You need to have insurance for the whole period of stay in Slovakia. You must have included sufficient health insurance, for all the possible cases, in your home country. In case of needed medical treatment, it is necessary to pay for their treatment immediately at the doctors. Your contractual insurance company will reimburse the costs for the medical treatment concerned to you after your arrival back in your home country.  The scope of insurance depends on the agreed type of insurance. The type of insurance and the sum insured are specified in the individual insurance contract.


Recommended Health Insurance Companies in the Slovak Republic

  • Všeobecná zdravotná poisťovňa
  • Zdravotná poisťovňa Dôvera
  • Zdravotná poisťovňa Union

All students must have insurance with the coverage against any accidents that may occur during your educational activities and with the coverage of all costs that may arise in connection with the repatriation of the applicant to their home country due to health problems, urgent medical treatment, emergency hospital treatment or death.


In case of emergency, dial 112 to call an ambulance. 112 is the European universal emergency number.


The national emergency numbers:

150 - fire and rescue

155 - emergency medical service

158 - police


Main general hospitals in Bratislava: 

Univerzitná nemocnica Bratislava

Nemocnica Ružinov

Ružinovská cesta 6

826 06 Bratislava


Univerzitná nemocnica Bratislava

Nemocnica ak. L. Dérera

Limbová 5

833 05 Bratislava, Kramáre


Univerzitná nemocnica Bratislava

Nemocnica sv. Cyrila a Metoda

Antolská 11

851 07 Bratislava, Petržalka


Recommended private hospital:

ProCare Medissimo

Tematínska 5/A

851 05 Bratislava



ProCare Central

Jelačičova 7

821 08 Bratislava


Note: When applying for a visa, you will be asked to provide proof of health insurance and remember that medical treatment without being insured is very expensive!