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Health Care in Prague

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Health Care in Prague: Locate providers, hospitals, and medical centers to find the best health services available for expats and nomads.

The healthcare system in Prague is a combination of public and private healthcare. The public healthcare system is provided by the Czech Republic's public health insurance system, Všeobecná zdravotní pojiš?ovna (VZP). This system is used by Czech citizens and foreigners who are legally registered in the Czech Republic.

Czech Rep's Healthcare System

The public healthcare system in Czech Rep is used by both Czech citizens and foreigners who are legally registered in the country. It is generally recommended to use public hospitals in Prague for serious medical emergencies and major surgery. Public hospitals in Prague are generally well-equipped and staffed with experienced medical professionals. Expats and digital nomads are allowed to use the public healthcare system in Czech Rep, however, many opt to use private hospitals for more specialized care. Private hospitals in Prague are known for their high quality of care and modern facilities. They are recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgery.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Prague

  • Motol University Hospital: This is a public hospital located in Prague 5. It is well-equipped and specializes in trauma and emergency care.
  • Na Homolce Hospital: This is a private hospital located in Prague 5. It is known for its modern facilities and high quality of care.
  • Charles University Hospital: This is a public hospital located in Prague 2. It specializes in cardiology, oncology, and neurology.
  • Vinohrady Hospital: This is a public hospital located in Prague 2. It specializes in orthopedics, gynecology, and pediatrics.

Emergency Services in Prague

Ambulance services are available in Prague. To call for an ambulance, dial 155. Ambulances usually arrive quickly, however, there can be delays depending on the situation.

Health Insurance Companies in Prague

The most popular private health insurers in Prague are VZP, OZP, and ZPMV. Expats and digital nomads typically use these companies or specialized expat health insurance providers.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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