REPUBLIC OF POLAND
HEALTH CARE AND INSURANCE
Acting reasonably and following basic hygiene rules with some basic common sense should happily limit most travel problems. If something happens though it is worth knowing now what to do then. If nothing very serious happens that requires immediate help the priority here is to contact your insurance company at their call centre. They will tell you what to do, they will call help if you need it, they will tell you which doctor you should to go. It is advisable to be assisted medically by a doctor who has been recognized and authorized by your insurance company. That goes for hospitals and clinics too. This will facilitate any refunding of money paid by you at the time of the medical assistance. If something serious happens and there is no time but call help, remember these two toll free phone numbers:
999 Ambulance | 112 general emergency
Students from EU/EEA countries
Students from non-EU/EEA countries
Students from foreign countries, who come and study in Poland, may choose to obtain voluntary health insurance. The insurance covers the costs of basic medical services only. The insurance premium amounts to PLN 32.40 per month, i.e. ca. PLN 400.00 per annum. The cost of the insurance is covered by the insured person. If there is a certain group of foreign citizens interested in the health insurance, then one person – their representative – should visit a local division of the National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia – NFZ) and sign the insurance contract. Only then details of the bank account will be known, to which payment of the insurance premium should be made. Payment must be made not later than 5th of each month. Citizens of the EU must have the filled E-128 form
No special kind of vaccination is required when you want to enter the Republic of Poland but during the winter season the flu is spread around the country so you may vaccinate yourself against it.
It is necessary to have immunization against Hepatitis B when you enter hospitals.