STUDENTS FROM EU/EEA COUNTRIES
A student from a member country staying in Poland temporarily is entitled to free health care on the basis of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or in particular cases on the basis of a special certificate. The student is obliged to present one of these documents (it is advisable also to have a copy) together with an identity document directly to the health care provider (this information is valid for public health care institutions). The student can benefit from free health services at health care providers who have concluded a relevant contract with the National Health Fund (NFZ – Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia). Students can also purchase a health insurance policy in their home country.
STUDENTS FROM NON – EU/EEA COUNTRIES
These students can sign-up for health insurance from the NFZ, the Polish governmental health insurance agency.
The sign-up process requires some paperwork and patience. Its key points include:
- gathering of documents
- signing-up at the NFZ office
- registering your account at the ZUS office
- proceeding with your first payment (at a post office or your bank)
- picking-up your insurance booklet (and EHIC if you want it) at the NFZ office.
BENEFITS OF THE NFZ INSURANCE
- accepted in ALL hospitals and private clinics in Poland
- entitles you to get the EHIC card, which is accepted in all EU countries
- covers ALL specialists’ consultations
- covers all diagnostic procedures (lab tests, x-rays etc)
- covers emergency costs (ambulance, etc.)
- covers stays at the hospital, reduces costs of prescribed medications.
HEALTHCARE FOR MUG STUDENTS
In case you are sick, you are welcome to see an English-speaking doctor at the: the MUG Hospital Family Medicine Centre (Centrum Medycyny Rodzinnej) ground floor of Building 1 of the University Clinical Centre (MUG Hospital), Dębinki str. 7. Monday-Friday 7.45-18.
IN CASE OF A LIFE-THREATENING MEDICAL EMERGENCY PLEASE VISIT THE INVASIVE MEDICINE CENTRE EMERGENCY ROOM (new building at Smoluchowskiego str. 17) open 24 hours/day
Additionaly non EU students should purchase health insurance in their home country, before departure. In the case of the ISIC or Euro<>. For more information see: