In emergency cases, emergency ambulance service and specialists in hospital rescue wards are available to help the injured.
If you feel unwell at night, need help within the scope of primary health care and it is not an emergency condition endangering health or life, contact the outpatient department.
At night and on holidays, no division into districts applies within the scope of primary health care. Patients can seek medical aid in any place.
Rules of the use of medical care by foreigners
- Persons insured in EU/EFTA member states should present a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). In the absence of a EHIC or a certificate, the hospital may charge the patient with costs of treatment by issuing an invoice.
- Citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, the Russian Federation and Serbia staying in Poland on the basis of valid visas are entitled to necessary health care services in the event of a sudden illness or an accident. Costs of such services are covered by the Ministry of Health.
- Persons who are not covered by health insurance in Poland or any other EU/EFTA member state are entitled to health care services against payment.
In most hospitals, the personnel includes persons with a good command of English.