Medicine in Bulgaria
Insurance and medical services in Bulgaria
For foreign citizens residing in Bulgaria on a visa or a residence permit with the status of medical service - paid, with the exception of first aid. Citizens staying in Bulgaria for a long time, it is recommended that you take out health insurance in the offices of international insurance companies on the territory of Bulgaria.
After obtaining permanent residence status, a foreigner can pay for health insurance in NOI (National Osiguritelna Institute) and to qualify for partially paid medical care, as citizens of Bulgaria.
To receive medical care through the NOI, you need to find a personal doctor (GP), and register it, to "Zdravookhrane owner", to put on your personal data and with this book you can seek medical help. All referrals to specialists and for examinations are made through the personal physician. The amount paid on a monthly basis as health insurance.
If the foreigner is an employee and has an employment contract, medical insurance is calculated by the accounting Department and is paid by the employer on the basis of wages specified in the contract.
If the foreigner with permanent residence, and samostroyka person, monthly premiums are calculated based on the minimum insurance income of 420 leva. Therefore, the insurance will make up 8% of this amount, ie 33,60 leva (18 Euro) per month.
Dental treatment is chargeable, but if the foreign national has "Zdravoochranenie book" it will be cheaper. For example, if the treatment of one tooth with caries and setting the seal costs 40 leva (20 euros), 40 leva - 30 paid by the patient, and 10 are covered.
Childbirth and treatment of children through NOI - free, but may require the payment of additional services consumables - syringes, droppers, etc.