Health Care for students in English curriculum

Foreign students should arrange health insurance covering the duration of their study at the Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University. The insurance can be arranged either in their own home country or in the Czech Republic at the beginning of the study.

Condition of health insurance and payment

In case of presenting EU insurance card (blue), no payment is required (not valid in requested tests for ERASMUS and other institutions like MRSA test, titres of antibodies against hepatitis…)

Students from EU without Euro Insurance card or non-EU students must pay for the examination and only than they can ask their insurance company for repayment.

The doctor responsible for following medical care is Dr. Rachel White, Dr. Veronika Valchová


Visiting hours:

Wednesday: 12:30 - 14:30, Monday: 7:30 - 11:00


Building I, ground floor, please announce yourself at the reception. Reception is at the end of the hallway to the right of the main entrance

  • Visits during office hours: appointments are not necessary, emails are not necessary. Just come with the proper paperwork and documentation (see below).

  • It is necessary to visit department for foreigners at the hospital prior to ANY visit of any ambulance/clinic in the hospital. The Department for Foreigners - Information Center is located in the gatehouse of the main entrance to the hospital areal, from Šrobárova street. Everyone speaks english there (amoung other languages.)

  • Please also bring the necessary documents: ID card, insurance card, ISIC, etc. You will obtain a form that will be necessary to show your doctor (me) or any other departments at the hospital (blood collection centre etc). This is not mandatory only in urgent cases. Please see maps below for precise locations.

  • My office is closed during the public holidays. You will be informed in advance via student division of the faculty when the office is closed (due to congresses, my holiday etc.)

  • In urgent cases (you cannot wait until Wednesday), you can use the emergency department in the evening (from 18:30-23:00 during the weekday and from 8:00-20:00 during the weekend) in building S, groundfloor, straight and to the right (ask for „POHOTOVOST“).

    You can also visit the Emergency unit at the Dept. of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, building M of FNKV.

  • In very urgent (emergency) cases, you can use the 24hours emergency (central admittance for internal departments) in the building S, groundfloor on the left („CPIK“).

  • In case of urgent illnesses when you cannot get to a doctor and when transport to a medical facility and urgent treatment is essential, ambulance services are organized. You can request assistance by calling the number 155 or 112.

  • You can use faculty SOS phone number +420 724 292 312 if needed. Please, use my email only in serious cases, otherwise just come to my office on Thursday.

Hepatitis B Vaccination is compulsory for all students

There is a possibility to apply the vaccine against Hepatitis B in the Vaccination Centre of the Occupational and Travel Health Clinic (Building I I, University Hospital Kralovské Vinohrady).

In case you will take an advantage of this possibility, please, come firstly for the confirmation about your study to the Study Department during office hours and then be so kind and make an appointment for your vaccination on the telephone number +420 267 162 685.

Fig 1: Map of the hospital

Scheme of the visit of the office for foreign students

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Department for foreigners

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Office for foreign students - doctor

Last change: September 26, 2023 19:26 
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Third Faculty of Medicine

Charles University

Ruská 87, 100 00 Prague 10

Czech Republic

Phone.: +420 267 102 111

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