- From: Grand Baie
- Registered: 2005-03-11
- Posts: 27889
Healthcare in Bulgaria
how does the healthcare system works in Bulgaria ? Is it efficient ?
What are the main differences between public and private sectors?
Is it recommended to purchase private health insurance in Bulgaria?
Thanks in advance for sharing your experience !
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- From: Sofia
- Registered: 2012-03-28
- Posts: 28
Re: Healthcare in Bulgaria
Health care system in Bulgaria is based on state owned hospitals and compulsory health care monthly payment, based on the amount of your official salary. It works pretty well, as long as you have found a good doctor for your problem.
Once you have aproblem, then you go to your GP. The GP either prescribes you some medications, if it is a minor problem, or issues a document, called "napravlenie" which is actually an official paper for the relevant medical professional e.g. ginecologist, oncologyst, etc. This paper allows you to have a free examination with the relevant professional. so far the health care is almost free of charge. Some of the actual treatment is also free of charge, and is covered by the state.
Otherwise, you coul have a priviate haelth insurance. It is not very expensive and provides good quality for your money. The inconvenience here i that you cannot stop payig the state haelt care amount, onthe one hand, and on the other, that the private medical insuarance might not be possible to use in small cties/villages or in certain private hospitals.