Health Care and Assistance

Vytautas Magnus University provides an important information about health care services in Lithuania and available coverage related to the students’ health insurance.

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Health care services and the coverage

In order to get any medical treatment or consultation students need to book an appointment first. You can do that by calling the selected Health Care Institution (HCI) or going directly to it. Phone numbers of Lithuanian HCI in Kaunas for registration purposes are provided bellow. For scheduled medical treatment you will have to consult with a general practitioner first.

Please be aware that during the visit at the clinic you have to present your Health Insurance document together with an identification card or passport. Note! Student ID card is not acceptable.

In case of an emergency situation you can go directly to the hospital or call the ambulance. Emergency number in Lithuania is 112.

Bellow you can find the list of Health Care Institutions that provide consultations in English:

Type of HCI Name of HCI Address Contact No.
State owned Kauno miesto poliklinika, Centro padalinys A. Mickevičiaus g. 4 +370 37 409222
Private AKlinika Savanorių pr. 66 / Žemaičių g. 31 +370 655 08000 +370 690 06660
Private Baltų šeimos klinika Žemaičių pl. 37 +370 699 96622
Private Kardiolita Savanorių pr. 423 +370 700 77778

You may find the full list of all Health Care Institutions (HCI) HERE.

Bellow you can find the list of Health Care Institutions that provide consultations in English:

Type of HCI Name of HCI Address Contact No.
State owned Centro poliklinika Pylimo g. 3 +370 5 244 2244
Private Baltic American Clinic Nemenčinės pl. 54a +370 5 234 2020
Private “Northway” Vilnius Žukausko g. 19 +370 5 264 4466

You may find the full list of all Health Care Institutions (HCI) HERE.

Students coming from EU / EFTA countries must apply for European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in their home country, where they are insured to receive the necessary medical care services, before the arrival. All students must make sure that EHIC is valid for their entire study period.

Important information about EHIC:

  • The doctor has the right to charge your visit if you do not have EHIC. Make sure you get a medical extract or doctor’s explanation form (list of the health care services received) in such case.
  • EHIC will not help you with rescue and repatriation - if you need free transport back home after falling seriously ill or after having an accident while visiting another EU country, you will need a separate insurance cover.
  • If you need to be reimbursed, present the paid bills or documents proving the payment together with doctor’s explanation form to your health insurance institution when you return home.
  • Remember: only the costs of necessary medical care are reimbursed at your home country in case you have to pay for the treatment.
  • EHIC holders are eligible to be reimbursed for the costs of subsidized medicines prescribed for out-patient treatment purposes. There are 4 reimbursement levels for medicines: 100%, 90%, 80% and 50% of reference price. Subsidized medicines can only be obtained with a doctor’s prescription. A person must show his EHIC and the identity document in the pharmacy.

Vytautas Magnus University does not provide health insurance, so students from non-EU/EFTA countries are required to get private Health Insurance from their countries prior coming to Lithuania.

Note! Students have to pay for all health care services by themselves. Insurance company reimburses the expenses under the receipt received for medical treatment afterwards.

Note! In case you have missed the exam because of illness, please, deliver a doctor’s note as a proof to the professor, otherwise you will not be allowed to retake the exam.

Please, do not hesitate to contact VMU International Cooperation Department, if you need any help.