All international students are required to hold proof of medical coverage upon entering the Czech Republic. The type of insurance that students are required to hold differs between the following: EU students, non-EU students staying for less than 90 days, and non-EU students staying for longer than 90 days.
For students from EU countries and several other European countries, the Czech government only requires a certified health form or European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Holding one of these two documents will ensure students necessary and urgent medical care. Foreign students will be treated the same as citizens of the Czech Republic.
Students not from the European Union who are staying in the Czech Republic for less than 90 days are required to carry a travel health-insurance plan. Non-EU students who are staying in the country for longer than 90 days are required to carry private health insurance. Students must carry an insurance plan that is licensed by the Czech National bank.
Whether a foreign student receive public or private healthcare, the Czech Republic offers a network of hospitals, health care facilities and private practices that will meet his primary or secondary needs. It is up to student to choose the right health insurance plan.
Medical care for ERASMUS and CEEPUS students
Legal regulations concerning medical care for EU students involved in mobility programs such as ERASMUS or CEEPUS stipulate that incoming students have free access to any necessary health care during their study/research periods in the Czech Republic. Medical care which is not urgent such as dental repairs and cosmetic operations is not included in the EU mobility programs health care regulations.
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