Croatia’s health infrastructure

Medical care, vaccinations & Co.

Croatia’s health infrastructure

Croatia has a reciprocal health agreement with the UK where no charge is made for ‘emergency’ treatment. However, only basic health care facilities are available in outlying areas and islands. This could result in a delay if you require urgent medical care.

Due to its recent history, doctors have great experience in trauma and primary care seems anecdotally to be the equivalent or better than the UK.

Health care facilities, doctors and hospitals may expect up-front cash payment for medical services, but an E111 form and a British passport should give tourists the same right to treatment as a citizen of Croatia. But for peace of mind a comprehensive travel insurance policy is strongly recommended.

You should seek medical advice on immunisations before travelling, in particular against tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in the summer months.

For further information on health and inoculations, you should consult your doctor or travel clinic, or check the Department of Health’s website at .

Child Care

Nurseries are very cheap in Croatia as they cost around £80 per month. Also, most of them work double shifts – from 6 am till 10 pm and their standard is very good.

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