People arriving from Ukraine should be given broad access to sickness benefits and be affiliated to the public health care system of the host Member State. Ukrainian healthcare workers can play a key role in meeting new needs if their qualifications are swiftly recognised.
If you are granted temporary protection, you will have access to healthcare in your host Member State. So, once you register and get the temporary residence permit, the host Member State will offer you access to its healthcare system.
If the public healthcare system of the host Member State considers you fully insured, you will also be entitled to receive the European Health Insurance Card that gives you the right to necessary healthcare treatment during a temporary stay in another Member State.
Specialised hospital treatment
To ensure specialised hospital treatment and care, for those in urgent need, the Commission:
- set up a solidarity mechanism for intra EU medical transfers of refugees and displaced persons from the Member States bordering Ukraine. 10,000 beds have already been made available.
- supports access to routine vaccinations for children which should be treated as a matter of priority, as well as targeted actions on mental health and trauma support for those fleeing the war.
Suffering from rare diseases or complex conditions
The 24 European Reference Networks (ERNs) for rare and complex diseases are united in their support of all Ukrainian patients. ERNs are specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of rare/ very rare illnesses in almost all fields of medicine, including rare cancer.
The 1,600 ERN expert centres are embedded in more than 300 EU hospitals, distributed across most or all EU countries (including neighbouring Ukraine) and Norway. ERNs have committed to provide a hub for patients with rare diseases inside and outside Ukraine.
Consult the European Reference Networks website for more information and guidance.
Information from national ministries and health agencies
Information on access to healthcare services and health insurance
Helpline +43 1 2676 870 9460
Psychological emergency helpline 0134301014
National Institute of Oncology - Website and ukrbejencionkologiaoncol [dot] hu (e-mail)
“Treatment4Ukraine” – information about availability of healthcare in Europe collected by the EU Delegation in Ukraine
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