In Bulgaria, operate large number of specialized private practices and hospitals. A visit for consultation and / or treatment in which patients pay in full for the review and / or treatment, whether it is insured.
More information about health insurance and conditions for use of health services by payment from public funds in Bulgaria can be obtained on the website of the Ministry of Health (www.mh.government.bg) and National Health Insurance (www.nhif.bg).
Providing medical care for foreigners - citizens of EU
(Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Finland, France, Holnadiya, Czech Republic and Sweden), EEA - Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, incl. Switzerland)
If you stay in Bulgaria to take advantage of their rights as citizens of the countries listed above for medical assistance, you should only turn to hospitals for outpatient and hospital care to independent medical diagnostic laboratories under contract with the National Health Fund (NHIF) and state or municipal hospitals (see file Registar_bolnichni establishments) subsidized by MoH. If you are a tourist in Bulgaria, the hotels will give you guidance on opportunities for medical care because they are required to display the list of addresses of hospitals and physicians who have contracts with the NHIF. (Health professionals at hotels usually do not work with the National Health Insurance Fund and the use of their services appear more expensive.)
In this way you will not pay social security contributions and the Bulgarian National Health Insurance Fund. This should only present your European Health Insurance Card (excluding this right can be proved with a provisional replacement certificate of EHIC issued by the same institution issuing the card and health insurance) and a valid ID. You must provide the attending physician and copies of both documents. Only pay a user fee, determined and provided for Bulgarian citizens for following the medical and dental care:
- View and diagnosis;
- Issue of directions for consultation or research - after review;
- Appointment of medication (writing a prescription) - after review;
- Restorative procedures;
- Preventive activities.
If receiving medical care during a temporary stay in Bulgaria not imagine EHIC and / or identity card, you can be treated as a private patient. In such cases treatment should be fully paid by you or by the insurer (if you have taken out health insurance).
Providing medical care for foreigners - citizens of other countries
If you are a third party to use medical care in Bulgaria must pay a market price of the hospital. When taken out health insurance, the insurer is one that restores or cover the costs - wholly or partly under the insurance contract.