The Ministry of Health is the major regulatory body that sets the health care policy, regulates the system, and runs several health care providers. Most of the providers are owned by the state. The largest state insurance company is Všeobecná zdravotní pojišťovna (VZP) which insures about 60% of the population. CZU members of staff are insured with this public health insurance provider. Your statutory public insurance starts on the first day of employment.

About 95% of primary care services are provided by physicians working in private practice. You can register with any primary care doctor provided they accept your VZP medical insurance. However, you can change your physician every three months without restriction. You can also register to visit a specialist without a referral letter from your general practitioner. Secondary care services are offered by a wide spectrum of providers, such as private practice specialists, health centres, polyclinics, hospitals, and specialized inpatient facilities.

Who is covered?

  • All citizens and permanent residents of the Czech Republic.
  • Employees and employers working in the territory of the Czech Republic.
  • Self-employed EU citizens, working in the Czech Republic.
  • Employees from other EU countries working in the Czech Republic for another EU country employer.
  • Dependant family members from other EU countries insured in the Czech Republic.

How much is my contribution?

A total of 13.5% of your gross income is paid to the insurance company.

  • You, as an employee, contribute 4.5%, and 9% is paid by your employer.
  • EU residents without a taxable income (family dependants) pay their contributions by themselves. The monthly payment is 2552 CZK per month.
  • Please contact the CZU Welcome Centre for more information.

What is covered by your health insurance?

  • Preventive care
  • Diagnostic care
  • Hospital care
  • Basic dental care – please check with your provider ahead of time.
  • Prescription drugs – partial coverage.

What to do if you need medical help?

The Czech Republic has a dense network of hospitals and medical care providers, and you can choose the one that best meets your needs.

  • Register at your general practitioner’s office, which accepts your VZP insurance card. Allow up to 2 to 5 months to process your request. Please contact our CZU Welcome Centre for an updated list of health professionals.
  • If you need to see a doctor urgently, you can visit the hospital's emergency room (Pohotovost).
  • If you need a pill prescription and do not have a general practitioner, please go to any hospital ambulance with a Czech-speaking person.

In life-threatening situations, call

  • 155 – Medical Emergency telephone number
  • 112 – English speaking European Emergency telephone number


Travelling outside of the Czech Republic

EU can travel with their European health insurance card to any European country. If you are a non-EU citizen and you want to visit other European countries, you will have to pay for travel insurance which would cover your stay abroad. For example, you can contact Uniqa, AXA, or Allianz insurance companies.

However, CZU will provide you with travel insurance in case of your employment-related travel.

State Hospitals

Prague 1

Prague Municipal Medical Centre, Městská poliklinika Praha

Address: Spálená 12, 110 00 Praha 1,

tel.: +420 222 924 211, 

Palacký Polyclinic, Poliklinika Palackého

Address: Palackého 720/5, Prague 1 - Nové Město,

tel.: +420 222 928 111, Palackého | Polyclinic List of doctors (

Na Františku Hospital, Nemocnice Na Františku

Address: Na Františku 847/8, 110 00 Prague 1,

tel.: +420 222 801 111


Prague 2

General University Hospital in Prague, Všeobecná Fakultní Nemocnice v Praze

Address: U Nemocnice 499/2, 128 08 Praha 2,

tel.: +420 224 961 111,


Prague 4

Thomayer University Hospital, Fakultní Thomayerova Nemocnice

Address: Vídeňská 800 Praha 4 – Krč (zip code) 140 59,

tel.: +420 261 081 111,


Prague 5

University Hospital in Motol, Fakultní nemocnice v Motole

Address: V Úvalu 84 150 06 Prague 5,

tel: +420 224 431 111, 


Prague 6

Military University Hospital Prague, Vojenská fakultní nemocnice Praha

Address: U Vojenské nemocnice 1200, 169 02 Prague 6

tel.: +420 973 208 333, 


Prague 8

Bulovka Hospital, Nemocnice Bulovka

Address: Budínova 67/2, Praha 8, 180 01

tel.: +420 266 081 111, 


Prague 10

General University Hospital in Prague, University Hospital Královské Vinohrady

Address: Šrobárova 1150/50, 100 34 Prague 10

tel.: +420 267 161 111,


Private Clinics

Prague 1

Polyclinic at Národní, Poliklinika na Národní

Address: Národní 9 110 00 Prague,

tel.: +420 222 075 120, 


Address: Jungmannova 28/17, 10 00 Praha 1, Nové Město

Tel.: 582 315 920, 

GHC Clinic Prague

Address: Krakovská 8/581

Tel.: +420 222 221 206, 

Og Medical Centre

Address: Vodičkova 699/30, 110 00 Praha 1

tel.: +420 224 220 037, 


Prague 5

Malvazinky Clinic

Adddress: U Malvazinky 7, Praha 5,

Tel.: +420 251 116 600, 


Prague 6

Unicare Medical Center

Address: Na Dlouhém Lánu 11, Praha 6

Tel.: +420 235 356 553, 


Prague 7

Atoda Medical

Address: U Průhonu 13, 170 00 Praha 7

Tel.: +420 277 003?100, 


Prague 8

Care Medico

Address: Zirkon Office Center, Sokolovská 84-86

Tel.: +420 777 230?881, 


Prague 1,4,5,6,8,11

Canadian Medical Center


Na Poříčí 1041/12, 110 00 Praha 1

Lomnického 1705/7, 140 00 Praha 4

Walterovo náměstí 329/2, Praha 5 - Jinonice, 158 00

Evropská 859/115a, Praha 6, 160 00

Sokolovská 192/79, 186 00 Praha 8 – Karlín

V Parku 2308/8,14800, Praha 11 – Chodov

Tel.: +420 222 300 300, 


Mental Health Support



Crisis Intervention Centre provides crisis intervention and psychological support. Continuous assistance without prior appointment.

Address: Ústavní 91, 181 02 Prague 8

Helpline: +420 284 016 110



Continuous outpatient and residential services for people in acute crisis

Address: Chelčického 39, 130 00 Prague 3

Helpline: +420 222 586 768



Psychological counseling provided free of charge, online consultation with a psychologist, one-time sessions or multiple meetings, referral to another specialist if needed

Consultations can be booked directly through the website.


Dental Clinics

Dent Medico

Tel: +420?225?990?990, 

Schill Dental Clinic

Tel: +420?224?936?389, 

Stomatologická klinika

Tel: +420?224?963?138, 

University Hospital Motol

Tel: +420?224?431?111, 


Blood test laboratory





Other sources of information

www.vzp.vz  (medical care appointment service)  (reviews of physicians by other patients)


Please check the VZP webpage at  and find more contacts of available medical doctors or other health care providers by their field of speciality.


Please contact CZU Welcome Centre for more information, assistance and recommendations of available physicians.




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