As in many European countries, the Czech health care system is based on public service.
If you need to go to the emergency room while in Prague, you will only need to present your valid European Health Insurance Card to be covered.
If you have forgotten it, you will have to pay the required amount on the spot, ask for a receipt, and be reimbursed by your health insurance company when you return to your country.
In the emergency room, you will be asked to pay 90 CZK (about 3.75 EUR) for the consultation fee.
Emergencies and dental emergencies in Prague
Městská poliklinika Praha (Prague Municipal Health Centre)
Address: 12 Spálená Street, Prague 1 – New Town (Nové Město)
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 7 pm to 6 am and non-stop on weekends and public holidays
Tel: +420 222 924 295 (emergencies), +420 222 924 268 (dental emergencies)
Všeobecná fakultní nemocnice (University Hospital)
Address: 2 Ke Karlovu Street, Prague 2 – New Town (Nové Město)
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 4 pm to 7 am and non-stop on weekends and public holidays
Tel: +420 224 967 777
24-hour pharmacies in Prague
A bit of Czech medical vocabulary...
Emergency numbers to know in Prague
155 – medical emergency service
112 – European emergency number