HEALTH CARE IN LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
Quality of health care in Slovenia is on very high level. Hospitals are equiped by the highest international standards and medical staff are very well trained. You can find health centres and clinics in every part of Ljubljana and in every Slovenian town. All citizens are entitled by law to equal access to healthcare. Your access to free medcinal services in Slovenia and Ljubljana depends on your international travel insurance. Find out here what to do if you need health care in Ljubljana or in Slovenia.
EMERGENCY FIRST AID SERVICE FOR ADULTS
112 – LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCIES
+386 1 522 84 08 – EMERGENCY UNIT DOCTOR
EMERGENCY FIRST AID SERVICE FOR CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS
112 – LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCIES
+386 1 472 38 88 – EMERGENCY UNIT DOCTOR
EMERGENCY DENTAL MEDICAL TREATMENT
+386 47 23 718
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER LJUBLJANA
When in Ljubljana it is best to turn to Community Health Centre in Ljubljana. There are six units, each covering their own town districts: Centre, Siska, Bezigrad, Vic-Rudnik, Moste-Polje, Sentvid.
In case of symptoms suspected of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, cold, sore throat, diarrhoea, vomiting), make an appointment over the phone and do not enter community health centre unannounced.
Centre: Metelkova 9, Ljubljana
Siska: Derceva 5, Ljubljana
Bezigrad: Krziceva 10, Ljubljana
Vic-Rudnik: Sestova 10, Ljubljana
Moste-Polje: Prvomajska 5, Ljubljana
Sentvid: Ob zdravstvenem domu 1, Ljubljana
Health Insurance for Foreigners in Slovenia
Citizens (and registered long-term residents) have a right to equal healthcare access in Slovenia. If you come from abroad, make sure you get yourself health insurance beforehand.
Do you come from EU country or from one of these countries: Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland? With European Health Insurance Card which is issued for free in your country, you will be treated in Slovenia for free or at reduced costs.
Coming from any other country make sure you get yourself some international health insurance which you can exercise in any institution of public health sector in Slovenia.
Vaccinations and Medication
There is no need for any vaccinations before visiting Slovenia.
Pharmacies which are spread all over the country offer medication for most frequent annoyances: headaches, colds, fever, insect bites, small injuries.
Some are open 24/7.
Emergency Medical Help
Emergency Unit of the Ljubljana University Medical Centre offers 24/7 assistance.
Address: Zaloska 7, Ljubljana. Entrance is from Njegoseva street.
In case you urgently need a dentist, visit any Health Center of Ljubljana. On Saturdays and Sundays this one is one duty: Metelkova ulica 9, Ljubljana.
For any other medical assistance, write yourself down the same address: Metelkova 9, Ljubljana.
FOR EMERGENCY CALL 112
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Electric Attachment for Wheelchairs
Address: Krekov trg 10, Ljubljana
Phone: +386 1 306 45 75
The Slovenian Tourist Information Center (STIC) on Krekov trg offers free rental of two electric attachments for wheelchairs.
STIC has thus become the first tourist information center in Europe that provides this kind of service. The electric attachment for wheelchair makes it easier and faster for users to move and overcome longer distances.
The user can simply attach it to the wheelchair, as its height and width are adjustable. Therefore it is suitable for practically every wheelchair without special adjustment.
With a single charge, the battery reaches up to 40 kilometers. The user is obliged to submit a personal document and a deposit before renting, which is returned upon the return of the undamaged attachment back to the STIC.