Provision of emergency medical assistance
Provision of emergency medical aid is free to all persons permanently residing in the Republic of Lithuania, regardless of their nationality or compulsory health insurance cover. According to the ruling adopted by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania, all permanent residents shall be entitled to receive emergency medical services.
In an alien does not have a document confirming his/her status of a permanent resident (a long-term residence permit of the Republic of Lithuania to live within the EU, that is, a permanent residence permit), or a certificate confirming the right of permanent residence in the Republic of Lithuania granted to a citizen of EU member state, he/she is expected to cover the costs of the healthcare services out of their own pockets, or contact a private insurance institution where he/she was insured before coming to Lithuania.
Free of charge emergency medical assistance in the Republic of Lithuania shall be guaranteed to:
- Persons having compulsory health insurance cover in Lithuania, regardless of their nationality (foreign nationals temporary residing and working in the Republic of Lithuania also fall under this category);
- Permanent residents of the Republic of Lithuania, regardless of their nationality and regardless of whether they are covered by compulsory health insurance;
- Citizens of the Republic of Lithuania;
- Persons insured in the member states of the European Union and the countries of the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation, having a document which confirms their right to receive benefits in kind, at the expense of a competent authority of a particular country (European Health insurance Card or a Temporary Replacement Certificate).
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