The Latvian healthcare system consists of both public and private Hospitals with healthcare available to all citizens and residents.
Most clinics in Latvia are equipped with modern, state-of-the-art medical technology that offers patients the opportunity to receive cutting edge medical treatment.
As a member state of the European Union, Latvia has high standards of healthcare across all medical fields. Latvian doctors are highly trained with medical students required to undertake six years of training with part of their study taking place in Western Europe or the USA.
The cost of medical treatment in Latvia is considerably less than in other European Countries or the USA.
If you are going to obtain a Temporary Residence permit in Latvia, you and your family members are obligated to have medical insurance policy which guarantees that the costs of healthcare services in Latvia are covered.
The insurance policy has to guarantee at least the following medical services:
- Medical service in case of an emergency;
- The treatment in an in-patient clinic if the condition is critical or life threatening;
- The transportation to the nearest medical establishment in both aforementioned cases;
- The transportation back to the home country in case of severe disease or death.
If you are a holder of Permanent resident status the purchase of medical insurance policy is optional since you and your family members will be able to receive the state guaranteed medical services which covers:
- Care of serious diseases;
- Preventive healthcare;
- Child and maternity care;
- Emergency treatment;
- The treatment of sexually transmitted and infectious disease;
- Immunization programs;
- Free prescription medicine to entitled groups;
- Free dental treatment is available for children under 18.