While expats will find both public and private healthcare options available in Kraków, it is worth investing in some form of private health insurance as costs can quickly add up.
EU citizens can use their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to access state healthcare here during a short-term visit. UK citizens can make use of their Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which replaced the EHIC for UK citizens post-Brexit.
Public healthcare in Poland is adequate, but most people who can afford to do so utilise the private system, which affords them better facilities and shorter waiting periods.
Although medical facilities on offer in Kraków are of a decent standard, they are perhaps not quite up to those found in Western Europe or North America.
Here is a list of the most prominent healthcare facilities in Kraków.
Hospitals in Kraków
John Paul II Hospital
Address: Prądnicka 80, 31-202 Kraków
Josef Dietla Specialist Hospital
Address: Skarbowa 4, 31-121 Kraków
Brothers Hospitallers Hospital
Address: Trynitarska 11, 31-061 Kraków
University Hospital Kraków
Address: Macieja Jakubowskiego 2, 30-688 Kraków
►See Healthcare in Poland for a more extensive overview of healthcare in the country
►Education and Schools in Krakow is essential reading for expat parents moving to the city
"Healthcare is granted by the state as long as your employer pays NFZ. That grants you rights to the public hospitals and clinics. If you work in a corporation, you will also have to choose a private medical care clinic. There are a couple but I believe the best one is Medicover. They have doctors that speak English (and other languages) and an app, so you can do everything online. You can have a doctor call you or you can go to the office. They provide good care.
When I was pregnant I did all my check-ups at Medicover, but I chose to deliver in a public hospital and I received really good care. I’ve had good experiences with Szpital Zeromski and Narutowicza here in Krakow." Learn about Anda, a Romanian expat, and her move to Krakow in her interview.
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