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Healthcare

The nearest health centre is situated in the university campus:

State Academic Medical Centre
(in Polish: Samodzielny Publiczny Akademicki Zakład Opieki Zdrowotnej)
ul. Langiewicza 6 a, 20-032 Lublin, tel.: 81 524 78 20
http://www.zozakademicki.woi.lublin.pl/
open: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Please, bear in mind that the centres of primary healthcare are usually open from Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. During nights, Saturdays, Sundays and other legal holidays you should go directly to a point of night and holiday healthcare or to a local hospital. The information on the locations of such points, as well as on services available for EHIC holders within the state healthcare scheme, is available: in Primary Health Centres, directly in the NHF head office, on the NFZ website.

National Health Fund
(in Polish: Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia, NFZ)
ul. Koryznowej 2d, 20-137 Lublin
http://www.nfz-lublin.pl/
Infoline: 19488
tel.: 81 53-10-598
e-mail: info@nfz-lublin.pl

Medical appointments
If you need to make an appointment with a specialist physician, to undergo a medical examination or to go to the hospital for regular treatment, you should ask your primary healthcare physician for issuing a referral. There are few specialists who do not require a referral: dentists, dermatologists, gynaecologists, oncologists, ophthalmologists, psychiatrists. Remember that in the case of an accident, injury, sudden illness or life-threatening sudden deterioration of health condition, you will be provided with rescue services and ambulance transportation without a referral. In such cases, please either call the emergency number 112, the ambulance service 999, or go directly to the hospital.
There is a great number of private health centres in Poland where medical services are payable. The cost of a standard visit is about EUR 25 (PLN 100).

Medications
In Poland, most medicines are sold in pharmacies, though some of them only on the basis of a prescription issued by a doctor. Certain medicines can be bought with a discount and for others you will have to pay their full price. It is also worth noting that you have limited time to purchase pharmaceuticals on prescription. It is usually 30 days counting from the day when the prescription is issued, but in the case of a prescription for antibiotics and for medicines of immediate assistance it is valid only for 7 days from the issue date.
There are plenty of pharmacies in Lublin. They are open on weekdays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm; longer in the city centre. On the door of each pharmacy there is a notice with the name and address of the nearest pharmacy which is open in urgent cases. You can also get a list of pharmacies on duty from NHF or find it in a local newspaper.

Pharmacies open 24/7 (as of 2018): ul. Wallenroda 2 E, ul. Obywatelska 4, ul. Zana 27 (next to the E.Leclerc supermarket), ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 23.
If a student requires either special medication or a prescription, we strongly recommend them to bring it altogether with medical instructions from their doctor in the home country.

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