Healthcare in Poland is available for students from the EU/EEA countries, provided that they hold valid medical insurance in the national insurance system of their country. A valid passport, student Identity Card or doctoral student Identity Card and a valid European Health Insurance Card (Europejska Karta Ubezpieczenia Zdrowotnego) entitles its holder to medical care services free of charge in Poland.
If possible it is recommended that students from non-EU/EEA countries purchase their own international medical insurance prior to their arrival in Poland. Otherwise they are required to sign a voluntary health insurance agreement with the National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia – NFZ) and pay their own insurance fees. Under this insurance scheme, students are entitled to free medical care and can use university health care clinics and health centres. Also, all foreign students have the option of purchasing additional accident insurance. For detailed information visit the website of the National Health Fund: www.nfz.gov.pl
There are public health care centres and hospitals located throughout the country. At health centres, an appointment is usually required. There may be charges associated with visits to a health care centre.
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