EEA and Swiss citizens

Starting January 2007, citizens from EEA countries and Switzerland holding a valid EHIC are entitled to receive necessary medical assistance on their temporary stay in Romania, the same as for the Romanian citizens insured in the social health insurance system. The consultation provided by health care providers is free of charge. However, you must make sure they are contracted to the public health service (the Health Insurance House).There are co-payments for some of the ambulatory procedures like laboratory tests, imagistic and for the pharmaceuticals. Dental treatment, medical devices and rehabilitation require co-payments too. Admission in hospital is conditioned by a referral letter from family doctor or specialist unless is an emergency.