Health care

  • International students normally have quite good experience with the ordinary public Czech health care services.
  • Usually there is no need to visit a private practice and pay extra for it
  • Please inform the International Office (or your faculty contact person) about any health condition that should be notified (e.g. diabetes).

EHIC card

For students from the EU it is necessary to have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with confirmation from VZP (public health insurance system in CR).

See "Cards" to find how to get this confirmation.

Urgent medical treatment

  • CZK 90 extra fee
  • when you go to the hospital in "ambulance hours" ("Pohotovost/Ambulance") (different for each hospital)

Standard medical care

  • must be paid on the spot
  • bring cash with you (especially dentists’ treatments are really expensive)
  • EHIC card with the confirmation paper covers basic treatments (See "Cards" to find how to get it)
    • Double check that the doctor has a contract with VZP (public health insurance system in CR)
    • www.kancelarzp.cz/en
  • Students from non-EU countries
    • required to have health insurance from an authorized insurance company licensed to operate in the Czech Republic
    • The original contract has to be written in Czech language (or you have to obtain a certified translation into Czech language).

Pharmacies near the main campus

Dr. Max
Vítězné nám. 13, Praha 6
nonstop
Benu
Vítězné nám. 9, Praha 6
Mon - Fri: 7:30 - 18:00
Sat: 8:00 - 14:00
Dejvická Lékárna
Dejvická 29, Praha 6
Mon - Fri: 7:30 - 18:30
Sat: 8:00 - 12:00
Pharmacy Student House
Bechyňova 3, Praha 6
Mon - Fri: 8:00 - 16:00
Dr. Max
Jugoslávských partyzánů 20, Praha 6
Mon - Fri: 8:00 - 18:30

Prescriptions

  • Issued through the doctor
  • Dispensed by any pharmacy
  • ou can be asked to pay a share of costs
  • Some medicines that you can get over-the-counter in your country may be sold only on prescription here

English speaking medical care

In case of emergency call 112

Motol University Hospital

Military University Hospital Prague – Střešovice

Městská poliklinika Praha

Student Health Centre

  • Bechyňova 3, Praha 6, 2nd floor
  • MUDr. Sadílková
    +420 212 243 144
    room 411
    Mon, Wed: 8-15
    Tue: 12-18
    Thu: 8-12
    Fri: 8-14
    MUDr. Jitka Adámková
    +420 234 606 163
    room 431
    MUDr. Šulcová – dentist
    +420 233 320 229
    Mon: 8:00-16:00
    Tue: 8:00 - 18:00
    Wed, Thu: 8:00 - 14:00
    Fri: 8:00 - 13:00

Helpful vocab

Ache/pain
Bolest
Allergy
alergie
Bleeding
krvácení
Broken
zlomený
Burn
popálení
Constipation
nadýmání
Cramps
křeče
Cough
kašel
Diarrhea
průjem
Dizziness
závrať
Fever
horečka
Injury
úraz
Nausea
nevolnost
Poisoning
otrava
Painful
bolestivý
Rash
vyrážka
Shock
šok
Sneezing
kýchání
Sunstroke
úžeh/úpal
Unconsciousness
bezvědomí
Vomiting
zvracení