Medical services

It’s a good idea to find your local general practitioner / dentist / pediatrician / gynecologist before you might need them urgently. You can register with these doctors as their patient and when you need them you’ll know where to go and what to expect. In most cases your GP will examine you and if any follow-up examinations or treatments are necessary s/he will then send you to a specialist. Before you visit any kind of doctor make sure they accept your type of insurance or be ready to pay in cash. You can obtain a list of English-speaking doctors from our website in the infosheet on health and medical services.

In case of serious life-threatening emergencies call 112 (European emergency number; the operators speak English). This will bring an ambulance with a medical support team who’ll examine and treat you on the spot or, if necessary, take you to hospital. If in need of urgent care (an injury or illness too serious to be dealt with immediately by a general practitioner but not life-endangering), go to the Trauma Hospital (Úrazová nemocnice v Brně, Ponávka 6, open 24/7 – tel. number: 545 538 111), where there are urgent care facilities for both medical and dental problems. If children and young people (up to the age of 19) need urgent care, you should turn to the Children’s Hospital (Dětská nemocnice, Černopolní 9, urgent care services available 3:30 pm – 7 am on weekdays, 24/7 on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, tel. number: 532 231 111). Treatment at an emergency hospital requires your paying an administrative fee 90 CZK.

Non-stop 24/7 emergency pharmacies can be found in the city centre at Koliště 47, and Bašty 2. Some medications and goods in pharmacies are only available on prescription; others can be bought over the counter. A fairly wide range of prescribed medications (but not all of them) is fully or partially covered by your insurance policy.

You can donate blood at The Department of Transfusion and Tissue Medicine of the Brno University Hospital (Jihlavská 20) if meeting the requirements. Anyone who has travelled out of Europe needs to postpone the donation for six months due to an increased risk of infectious diseases. And if you lived in France or the United Kingdom from 1980 to 1996 you mustn’t donate blood because of the risk of the BSE. Reception of blood donors: Monday – Friday at 6.30 am – 1 pm; contact: blooddonation@fnbrno.cz, 532 233 633.

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8 Comments

  1. Rhona Blotman

    My daughter is a student in Brno. During her last visit home, a problem was discovered with her thyroid gland. She is now taking medication, which requires monthly blood tests to monitor the condition of her thyroid. Is there a modern English speaking lab in Brno, where she can have these tests taken? I’m not sure her medical insurance will cover these tests, so they may have to be done privately. I look forward to your reply.
    Thank you,
    Rhona Blotman

    1. Jan Kopkas

      Hello Rona,

      thank you for you inquiry. This is a very specific question. Give us couple of days for research and we email you what we found.

      Your daughter will be fine 🙂
      jk

  2. Rhona Blotman

    Dear Sirs,

    My daughter is a veterinary student in Brno. She needs to see an English speaking dermatologist. Can you please suggest suitable doctors.

    Thank you,
    Rhona Blotman
    ryblotman@gmail.com

  3. Lucia Konôpková

    Dear Rhona,

    thank you for your inquiry.

    We sent you our Health care Infosheet. We hope that you managed to reach one out of the English speaking dermatologists on the list and that your daughter feels better.

    Good luck and don´t hesitate to contact us again.

    All the best to you and your daughter.
    And a happy New Year!

    Lucia

  4. Aniruddha Chandra

    Hi,

    I have been in Brno for last 4 months and I have been searching for an English Speaking Pediatric Orthopaedic Doctor for my 2 year old son. According to the child specialist we were visiting, he might need some expert opinion regarding his flat foot. Any help in this regard will be highly appreciated.

    Aniruddha

    1. Jan Kopkáš

      Centrum dětské a dorostové ortopedie- MUDr.Grycová, 533302351, Žerotínovo náměstí 6. She speaks English 🙂

  5. billt

    Hello,

    there is a chance to come to work in Brno. I am a patience with multiple sclerosis and i have to take certain medicines. I would like some information from a neurologist preferably regarding any steps for prescribing my meds (rebif)

    Thank you very much

    B.

    1. Lucia Konôpková

      Dear Bill,

      thank you for contacting us.
      First of all, sorry for replying this late – we must have overlooked your comment. please, in the future register on our website and then contact us via an online inquiry form – we will be able to respond much quicker. Link below:
      http://www.brnoexpatcentre.eu/contact-us/

      As for your question, the general health system in the Czech Republic works as follows:
      Your GP is the entrance gate to any specialist, so first you visit your GP with any kind of health problem uless it is an emergency and he/she will assess the problem and suggest the specialist.

      If you already have a problem (multiple sclerosis), I suggest you first register with a GP right after your arrival, make an appointment, explain your problem and the two of you will agree which neurologist he/she recommends and the you visit the neurologist and discuss the meds needed and their prescription.

      Good luck and all the best,

      Lucia

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