Medical aids

As of 1 January 2023, children from Ukraine with temporary refuge have access to health care in the same way as Slovak children (from 0-18 years of age inclusive). This health care also covers children from Ukraine with health disadvantages and also covers selected medical devices for children from Ukraine up to the same amount as public health insurance for Slovak children. Medical devices partially or fully reimbursed by public health insurance can only be obtained on the recommendation of a specialist doctor with professional competence co tarry out specialised professional activities in the relevant specialisation area under a specific Regulations.

For up-to-date information on therapies and treatments for children from Ukraine with status of a refugee covered by public health insurance, please contact:

General Health Insurance Fund (GIHI):

VŠZP helpline (in Ukrainian): 0850 003 003, e-mail:

Health Line for Ukraine – Operators provide orientation in the Slovak health system or a quick medical consultation. In Ukrainian, daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by

phone: +421 2 21 025 075 or

Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic:

Current scope of health care for expatriates, including the scope of reimbursement of medical devices (in Slovak):

Organisations providing assistance with the procurement of medical devices

Association of the Deaf of Slovakia

Provides assistance to deaf people arriving from Ukraine, including help in securing aids, sign language interpretation, etc.


NGO providing specialist health care and medical aids for vulnerable people, both in the ambulance and through mobile teams licensed to practise self-service medicine .

Helpline/WhatsApp in Ukrainian at +421 948 339 647 or +421 940 850 405, More information here.