Healthcare in Bucharest

Healthcare in Bucharest is generally affordable by Western standards, but expats should ensure that they have comprehensive health insurance. While healthcare in public facilities is free for residents, patients using private medical facilities will need to pay cash upfront before claiming back from their insurance provider. EU citizens are entitled to free emergency care in Romanian public hospitals with their European Health Insurance Card.

Corruption is an unfortunate reality in Romania’s healthcare system. The prevalence of bribery, accompanied by poor salaries and unacceptable working conditions, have pushed many Romanian doctors to seek work outside the country, leaving the Romanian public healthcare system in a precarious state. Although expats will likely find adequate care at private hospitals, many expats find the facilities at public institutions to be substandard.

Pharmacies are available throughout Bucharest and some are open 24 hours a day. Expats may find that some medicines which are easily available over the counter in their home country may require a script in Romania.

Below are some of the most prominent hospitals in Bucharest.


Hospitals in Bucharest

 

Clinica Dentara Omadent

www.omadent.ro

Address: Strada Povernei 14, Sector 1

 

Clinica Sanador Victoriei

www.sanador.ro

Address: Strada Dumitru Sergiu 26-28, Sector 1 

 

Life Memorial Hospital 

www.medlifeinternational.com

Address: Calea Griviței 365, Sector 1

 

Regina Maria Spitulal Euroclinic

www.reginamaria.ro

Address: Calea Floreasca 14a, Sector 1 

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