The Czech healthcare system is very good, like Western standards. In many health care facilities, you will find English speaking staff. All Czech citizens are covered by health insurance premiums through the system in place. Given the quality of care offered, the costs of health in the Czech Republic are well below the European average.
Prevention programs implemented by successive governments (vaccinations, early detection of certain cancers, fight against smoking, regular health checks) have enabled the development of such a system. However, this system shows its limits in terms of home care mainly in the case of elderly or terminally ill patients are not hospitalized. Similarly, home visits are not a common practice among general practitioners.
General practitioners, doctors, specialists
Before choosing a doctor (Prakticky Lekar), contact your insurance to keep you informed of contracted practitioners and therefore covered under your policy. In case you see a doctor is not recognized by your insurance, fees are payable only if the sense of urgency is proven. Feel free to inquire in your area of coverage to choose from.
To make an appointment, simply call the clinic you depend on. In general, it is necessary, however, provide few weeks delay. If you are covered by health insurance, your analysis and consultations are completely free. Most drugs are reimbursed but sometimes you need to put a few euros at the end. If you depend on another system, you must advance the costs or pay part, be reimbursed later.
For some, the attitude of Czech doctors may seem at odds with what they used to. You will be asked most often to undress in a somewhat direct before making an examination very professional but not very warm.