Health insurance & Medical care

Living in Europe | Health insurance, Medical care | Croatia

Health care insurance in Croatia includes basic, additional and private health care insurance. Basic health care insurance is mandatory and consists of the right to health care and the right to financial benefits, including compensation of salary during sick leave or maternity leave. Additional and private health care insurances are voluntary insurances with the beneficiary contributing a monthly insurance premium.

 

In Croatia, foreigners are also entitled on full medical care and need to have a health care insurance. After registration to the Croatian Health Insurance Fund every foreigner needs to choose his/hers general practitioner or family doctor. General practitioner or family doctor is first point of contact for any illness except for emergencies. He or she will direct you to specialists when needed. You can choose a doctor, who has a contract with the Croatian Health Insurance Fund and will provide you with health care services free of charge (contribution for participation costs of healthcare services amounts to 10, 00 HRK). You can also choose a doctor who has not concluded a contract with the Croatian Health Insurance Fund and will charge you provided health care services in full amount.

Croatian hospitals provide a high level of medical care to its patients and in case of a medical need, you should contact the hospital which has a contract with the Croatian Health Insurance Fund, as they will provide health care services for free. But in order to use their services you will need a referral from your general practitioner or family doctor. For hospital treatment you will be charged with the amount of participation in healthcare costs per invoice, which can amount to maximum of 2.000, 00 HRK in total, i.e. 100, 00 HRK per day.

The same rule applies also for choosing a dentist - you can choose the one who has a contract with the Croatian Health Insurance Fund and will provide his dental services for free (contribution for participation costs of healthcare services amounts to 10, 00 HRK) or you can choose the one who has not concluded an agreement with the Croatian Health Insurance Fund and will charge provided health care services in full amount.

 

Hospitals in Croatia

University Hospital Centre Zagreb Kispaticeva ul. 12, 10000 Zagreb www.kbc-zagreb.hr
Clinical Hospital Dubrava Avenija G. Susak 6, 10000 Zagreb www.kbd.hr
Childrens Hospital Zagreb Klaiceva 16, 10000 Zagreb www.kdb.hr
Children's hospital Srebrnjak Srebrnjak 100, 10000 Zagreb www.bolnica-srebrnjak.hr
Clinic for Traumatology Draskoviceva 19, 10000 Zagreb -
Orthopaedics Clinic Salata 7, 10000 Zagreb www.mef.unizg.hr/ortopedija/o-naslovnica.htm
General Hospital Sveti Duh Sveti Duh 64, 10000 Zagreb www.kbsd.hr
University hospital Sisters of charity Vinogradska cesta 29, 10000 Zagreb www.kbcsm.hr
Vuk Vrhovac University Clinic for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Dugi dol 4a, 10000 Zagreb www.idb.hr
University Hospital for Tumors Ilica 197, 10000 Zagreb www.kbcsm.hr/klinike/klinika-za-tumore/
University Hospital for Infectious Diseases Dr Fran Mihaljevic Mirogojska 8, 10000 Zagreb www.bfm.hr
University Psychiatric Hopsital Vrapče Bolnicka cesta 32, 10000 Zagreb www.bolnica-vrapce.hr
Polyclinic for the Rehabilitation of Listening and Speech Suvag Ul. kneza Ljudevita Posavskog 10, 10000 Zagreb www.suvag.hr
General Hospital Dr. Josip Bencevic Andrije Stampara 42, 35000 Slavonski Brod www.bolnicasb.hr
General Hospital Zadar Boze Pericica 5, 23000 Zadar www.bolnica-zadar.hr
General Hospital Varazdin Ivana Mestrovica bb, 42000 Varaždin www.obv.hr
Clinical Hospital Split Spinciceva 1, 21000 Split www.kbsplit.hr
Clinical Hospital Rijeka Krešimirova 42, 51000 Rijeka www.kbc-rijeka.hr
General Hospital Dubrovnik Dr. Roka Mišetića 2, 20000 Dubrovnik www.bolnica-du.hr
Clinical Hospital Osijek Josipa Huttlera 4, 31000 Osijek www.kbo.hr
 


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