After arriving in the Czech Republic, students from European Union countries should register with one of the local health insurance companies. Students will be given a local health insurance number, which will simplify and speed up the administrative procedure if they have to visit a Czech doctor.
EU students should bring with them to the Czech Republic a European Health Insurance Card.
These documents, however, only cover medically necessary care. For this reason, students may also wish to take out additional coverage for their stay in the Czech Republic.
Students from countries outside the EU must have a personal health insurance policy. Should they visit a doctor while in the Czech Republic, they will have to pay for their treatment in cash; after returning to their home country they should contact their health insurance company for reimbursement.
For all students, a small additional administrative fee of a few Czech crowns is paid when visiting the doctor owing to a new system applied in the Czech Republic since January 2008.