Travel to Lithuania

1/05/2013 -- Admin
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Medical and Health

Documents needed: EHIC and passport.

Doctors and Dentists

Doctors:  Consultation is free from doctors working in the Lithuanian state health system on production of your EU Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and passport.  You’ll have to pay if you see a private doctor.

Dentists: No fee for a state dentist’s consultation but there’s a charge for materials, eg, fillings.

Most dentists in Lithuania are private so you'll likely have to pay up front.  A good travel insurance policy can cover up to £500 for emergency pain relief/denture repair.

Hospital Treatment and Ambulance Costs

In an emergency you can get treatment in the A&E section of public sector hospitals.  Only real emergencies are seen.

Otherwise you need a doctor's referral for inpatient or out-patient treatment.  You could be charged if it turns out treatment is non-emergency.

If you're treated in a private hospital, you'll have to pay all medical bills, so don't rely on the EHIC alone.

Ambulance: No charge for an ambulance using the EU medical card or EHIC.

Prescriptions

Prescriptions are available from public sector doctors using the EHIC, formerly known as the E111 Form.

Some medicines are free.  For others there’s a patient contribution of 10 - 50% of cost.  Not refundable in Lithuania.  If a drug’s not on the approved prescription list, you pay full price.

The EHIC card isn’t the same as having comprehensive travel insurance.  See What Can Go Wrong if in doubt about whether you need travel insurance for Lithuania.

EHIC FAQ

NHS Choices Lithuania Guide

Foreign Office Travel Advice