Medical Care Emergency treatment and non hospital first aid are free for all visitors to the Czech Republic. It is free, but you still have to pay small fee. It is 30 Kc ($1,5) for an appointment on weekdays and 90 Kc ($4,5) at night and on weekends. You must pay much more for any other non-emergency hospital care, so travel insurance policy that covers medical treatment abroad is a very good idea.

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Hospitals and Clinics

In an emergency dial 155 or 112 otherwise make an appointment in some hospital or clinic. Some of the best are:
  • Na Homolce Hospital, Roentgenova 2, Praha 5, dial 252 922 146, 252 922 191 (8 am - 4 pm) or 257 211 111 (after hours emergency). From metro station Andel take bus No 167. It is a real hospital with high level state medical and dental services. It is even cheap and you will not pay more than $30 for an appointment.
  • Canadian Medical Center, Veleslavinska 30, Praha 6, phone 235 360 133, 235 366 160 or 724 300 301 (after hours emergency). It is very small private clinic, you will pay $100 for an appointment.
  • American Medical Center, Janovskeho 48, Praha 7. Small private medical clinic, you will pay $150 for an appointment.
  • First Medical Clinic, Vysehradska 35, Praha 2, phone 601 225 050. It is another small private medical clinic.

You can also contact some local hospital close to your place. In this case we recommend you to ask some local to go with you:

  • Na Frantisku Hospital, Na Frantisku 8, Praha 1, phone 224 810 502
  • General Hospital, U Nemocnice 2, Praha 2, phone 224 961 111
  • Bulovka Hospital, Budinova 8, Praha 2, phone 28575
  • Thomayerova Hospital, Videnska 800, Praha 4, phone 261 081 111
  • Podoli Hospital, Podolske nabrezi 157, Praha 4, phone 261 214 341
  • Motol Hospital, V Uvalu 84, Praha 5, phone 224 431 111
  • Military Hospital, U Vojenske nemocnice 1200, Praha 6, phone 220 201 111
  • Kralovske Vinohrady Hospital, Srobarova 50, Praha 10, phone 267 161 111
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Non Stop Service Pharmacies

There are pharmacies in every Czech city and even at almost every street in Prague. The stuff is well educated (mostly pharmacy doctors) and always ready to help you. Only some pharmacies are open 24 hours a day:
  • Palackeho 5, Praha 1, phone 224 946 982
  • Belgicka 37, Praha 2, phone 222 513 396
  • A. Drabikove 534, Praha 4, phone 272 912 743
  • Soukalova 3355, Praha 4, phone 241 770 498
  • Stefanikova 6, Praha 5, phone 257 320 194
  • Heydukova 10, Praha 8, phone 266 310 899
And of course every hospital listed above has Non Stop Pharmacy Service.

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Health Insurance

If you do not have any travel insurance from your country nor any goes with your credit card, you can ask General Health Insurance Company of the Czech Republic. They offer Short-term Contractual Health Insurance product which is good for foreigners. Contact them at Orlicka (close to the metro station Flora on green line A) or dial 221 752 121.

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Vaccination

No vaccination certificates are required unless coming from an infected area. But if you plan to spend some time in the countryside during your stay in the Czech Republic, vaccination against Tick Encephalitis is recommended. Also vaccination against Hepatitis A/B might turn out to be a good idea for backpackers.

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