Visiting a Doctor in the EU

When you are living in a foreign country, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the new culture and foreign burocracy. If you are feeling unwell, it is reassuring to have some advice on how to navigate a foreign health system. This section offers detailed and up-to-date guides to visiting a doctor in Europe.

Each country guide is divided into useful sections with information on: registering with a doctor, choosing a doctor, making an appointment, care entitlements, typical charges, payment exceptions and emergency care.

These guides give practical advice on health care in the EU, and explain how to receive medical assistance in a foreign country.


We currently have articles on the following countries: