Your valid EHIC card allows you to receive a standard medical treatment at polish medical institutions. You can benefit from health services in the following areas:
- primary health care,
- specialist out-patient care,
- hospital treatment,
- dental treatment,
- rescue service and ambulance transport.
It is important to register an appointment to a doctor or at a clinic, which has contract with the Polish public health insurance system (NFZ (National Health Fund - ) . Otherwise you would need to pay for the visit.
Get familiar with its conditions and instructions what to do when you need a medical treatment (all of this information is included within insurance or in an appendix to it). Usually, it works like that – firstly you need to pay for a visit, and after that you need to contact your health insurance company in order to receive refund.
English speaking staff and intructions).
Embrace yourself with patience – you might wait there for a long time depending on your health condition.
There are several pharmacies open 24 hours (pl Apteki całodobowe) which can be found here.