Ukrainians in Poland now have access to free medicine

Ukrainians who have received temporary protection in Poland will have access to free medicine on an equal basis with Polish citizens. 17 July 2022 0 2 min

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What do you need for this?

To get free medical care you need:

  • have a passport with a border crossing mark after February 24, 2022. If you entered the EU without a passport, you must present a document confirming the date of crossing the Polish border by Polish services.
  • have refugee status or temporary protection status, as well as a PESEL number, which gives Ukrainians access to healthcare services, social assistance, etc.

Poland opened free access to Ukrainians to medical care at all levels, including visits to family doctors, ambulance calls, specialized outpatient care, diagnostics by doctor's referral, inpatient treatment, psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation (except resorts), and dental services.

How does everything work here?

The Polish medical system is similar to the Ukrainian one: in case of illness, you first need to contact your family doctor, who, if necessary, will give a referral to a specialized doctor and prescribe additional tests or diagnostic tests. examinations.

Medications are sold here by prescription, which can be obtained from a family or specialized doctor.

It is noted that pregnant Ukrainian women who entered after February 24, 2022 are entitled to free pregnancy, childbirth and newborn care in Polish medical institutions that have signed a contract with the NFZ (National Health Fund). To access the service, you need to register with an obstetrics and gynecology outpatient clinic.

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