Serbia

Information for Patients
The national health insurance of Serbia is run by the National Health Insurance Fund of the Republic of Serbia. This is financed by the health insurance contributions made by citizens who generate an income in the Republic of Serbia. Citizens who do not meet these standards to be insured may be granted access to the state budget. Foreigners seeking medical services in Serbia can use their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

However, in light of recent decades, Serbian healthcare has a reputation of being highly corrupted. The service efficiency has also encountered several difficulties resulting in heavily underfunded facilities. 

In contrast, this motivated the development of better private healthcare facilities, thereby encouraging the majority of Serbians to seek private insurance as well, also known to be expensive.


Information for Health Care Professionals
The primary language of instruction in Serbia is Serbian.
An increasingly popular field of medicine in Serbia is cosmetic surgery and dental surgeries along with fertility treatments.
As a country that is actively try to grow its medical industry, healthcare personnel is in high demand.


Information for Travelers 
Recommended vaccinations before travelling to Serbia include Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, tetanus, rabies and tickborne encephalitis. Water purifying tablets and diarrhoea medicine is also recommended. 

Medical tourism is rapidly growing for Serbia. There is increasing expansion in cosmetic medicine and fertility treatments. Due to its primary stages in developing medical tourisms, prices are still relatively low as compared to the United States and other European countries. 
Due to the growth in medical tourism, common languages spoken in Serbian hospitals include English and Serbian.

In case of a medical emergency, dial 194.

Link to the Ministry of health website for that country https://www.zdravlje.gov.rs/index.php


 

 

References 
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/serbia/health
https://www.eng.rfzo.rs/
https://www.treatmentabroad.com/destinations/serbia/healthcare-system-serbia
https://www.pacificprime.com/country/europe/serbia-health-insurance-pacific-prime-international/
https://www.treatmentabroad.com/destinations/serbia/why-choose-serbia
https://www.passporthealthglobal.com/en-gb/destination-advice/serbia/