Emergency treatment and first aid is free for everyone visiting Prague. EU Citizens may get very cheap, or free, treatment (medical service) under reciprocal health care treaties. Some other counties have arranged similar international agreements, so check with your appropriate local authority, you may get medical treatment free of charge. Other nationalities must pay for their treatment, usually up front. Everyone is required to pay for prescribed medications. First aid ambulance services operate 24 hours a day, health facilities are usually open from 7:15-18:00, except Saturdays and Sundays. If you are using medicines it is best to bring your own but there are lots of pharmacies, some open 24 hours. Staff in state hospitals will speak very little English, so if you can afford to (or your travel insurance will cover it) it is best Foreign Medical Clinics (not because they are a better quality but simply as a language barrier is not helpful in these situations). In the case of medical treatment being required it is necessary to have your passport and valid insurance (cash or credit card if not insured or not an EU citizen).
Prague 1 - Palackeho 5
Prague 2 - Sokolska 27
Prague 3 - Konevova 205
Prague 4 - Pacovska 31
Prague 5 - Kartouzska 6
Prague 6 - Pod Marjankou 12
Prague 7 - Dukelskych hrdinu 1
Prague 8 - Budinova 2 (the Bulovka hospital)
Prague 9 - Sokolovska 304
Prague 10 - Nad Olsinami 4
Prague 1- Palackeho 5, phone 22494 6981 (Mon to Fri 7 p.m.-7 a.m., Sat + Sun non-stop)
Prague 4 - Pacovska 31, phone 29005 7932 (Mon to Fri 7 p.m.-7 a.m., Sat + Sun non-stop)
Pharmacies with 24hr service
Praha 1 - Palackeho 5
Praha 2 - Belgicka 37
Praha 4 - Soukalova 3355
Praha 4 - Anny Drabikove 534
Praha 5 - Stefanikova 6
Praha 6 - Pod Marjankou 12
Praha 7 - Milady Horakove 22
Praha 8 - Heydukova 10
Praha 8 - Budinova 2 (the Bulovka hospital),
Foreign Medical Clinics
The Polyclinic na Narodni - Narodni 9, Praha 1 - Specialists in internal medicine and neurology. Panel physician for US immigrant visas.
Nemocnice na Homolce - Roentgenova 2, Praha 5 - By all accounts Prague's best-equipped hospital, Na Homoice has a section known as the "Diplomat's Clinic" and foreigner's health center. The hospital has a staff of 170 doctors and nurses and the full range of services you would expect of a big-city facility. Many doctors here are excellent, all are fully trained and qualified, and people are frequently referred here by the international medical centres and smaller clinics
First Medical Clinic of Prague - Praha 2, Vysehradska 35 - The doctors at this clinic, the largest in the Czech Republic, speak English and practice general medicine, internal medicine, opthemlogy, neu , and paediatrics. Like many places, they will also house calls. The fee for an Ordinary visit starts at around 300 Kc, and you must call ahead for an appointment.
Canadian Medical Centre - Praha 6, Veleslavinska 30 - This is one of the longest-operating international clinics in Prague. Many types of membership are available, and will get you expert treatment by Canadian and Czech doctors and a 24 hour on- call service. Non-members are treated as well, but Pay more. The clinic mostly Offers primary care, but can also provide referrals in most specialities including dental. Like the American clinic, they will do hospitalisation assistance and Provide an on-site pharmacy.
American Medical Centre - Praha 7, Janovskeho 48 - Western-style health care is readily available at this American-run clinic, which has offices in MOSCOW, Kiev, Warsaw, Budapest and St. Petersburg. Doctors are both Czech and American, and specialists or referrals are available in acupuncture, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, dermatology, gynaecology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, radiography and rehabilitation. They also will have a private ambulance service, will help with hospitalisation, and a comprehensive pharmacy. Also, the AMC offers health- insurance reimbursements from several international firms, and home visits.
Unicare - Praha 6, Na Dlouhem lanu 11 - This clinic has Czech-trained and excellent doctors. Like most of the others, they offer a full range of primary care services, as well as referrals in several specialities. UNICARE is known for its particularly good papaediatric care Centre.
Health Care Unlimited - Praha 1, Revolucni 19 - As recently as 1995, this organisation was simply serving as an English-language referral service in the Na Homolce hospital. Now, however, it has become a full-scale primary health centre with three doctor and nurse teams, all full-time and registered in the United States, EC and Czech Republic. In addition to a full range of general medicine, they offer specialist referral, physiotherapy, reflexology, massage and yoga. The clinic also has pre and post-natal classes, a psychotherapist, and a travel immunisation service.