Medical Care

Living in Europe | Medical care | Malta

Medical care in Malta is available through both public and private hospitals. We suggest that before you travel to the Maltese Islands, all necessary measures are taken to ensure that you, and anyone else travelling with you, is up-to-date on all routine and recommended immunisations according to schedules defined in your country of residence.

The information provided on this portal is not a comprehensive medical guide for travellers to the Maltese Islands. We strongly recommend that you consult with your doctor for specific information related to your needs and your medical history; recommendations may differ for pregnant women, young children, and persons who have chronic medical conditions.

Visitors receiving special medical treatment should bring a medical prescription or a letter of introduction from their family doctor in the event that they would need to purchase particular medication on the island. An EU/EEA national is entitled to receive medical care in Malta should the need arise and. The European Health Insurance Card is to be presented.

 

Health Services

Medical care in Malta is available through both public and private hospitals and the quality of medical care in Malta is excellent.

Malta has an excellent health service. Hospitals are modern and supported by a regional network of health centres. Travellers do not normally require certificates of vaccination or immunisation to enter the Maltese Islands. Malta has reciprocal health agreements with Australia and the United Kingdom. Nationals of these countries, visiting the Islands for no longer than one month, are entitled to free medical and hospital care in both Malta and Gozo.

Visitors receiving special medical treatment should bring a medical prescription or a letter of introduction from their family doctor, in case they need to purchase particular medicines.

Visitors from EU member states should make sure that they have a European Health Insurance card. Also, it is important to know that if you are already paying your social contribution in Malta, you will benefit of free public health services.

 

 

 

Public/ Private Hospitals

Medical care in Malta is available through both public and private hospitals and the quality of medical care in Malta is excellent.

There are two highly regarded private hospitals in Malta boasting the latest technology. They do not only provide healthcare for Maltese residents but also for foreign patients from around the world.

  • St Philip's Hospital is an independent private hospital which specialises in knee and hip replacements and also an extensive range of plastic and re-constructive surgery. St Philip's uses only the latest implants and techniques and the highest quality of joint prosthesis.
  • St James Hospital is Malta's longest running private medical institution. The hospital provides a wide range of services from simple blood tests to cosmetic surgery. The St James Hospital Group currently owns four state-of-the-art clinics in Malta, including an 80 bed hospital in Sliema where there is also a dedicated eye clinic.
 

 

 

Pharmacies

Medical care in Malta is available through both public and private hospitals and the quality of medical care in Malta is excellent.

Pharmacies are found throughout the Maltese Islands and are open during normal shopping hours. On Sundays, chemists open on a roster from 09.00 until 12.30 in Malta and from 07.30 until 11.00 in Gozo.

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Information provided by EURAXESS Malta