Health insurance requirements and healthcare resources for students
It is highly advisable for students staying in Poland to have a valid health insurance policy. Otherwise, they have to cover all of their medical treatment expenses out of their own pockets.
According to the new Polish insurance legal regulations:
- Foreign students who also have Polish citizenship may be insured by the University on condition that they are not insured by any other Polish institution. To become insured, they have to fill out a form which is available at the Dean’s office.
- All other international students staying in Poland on the basis of the temporary stay card may sign a health insurance agreement with the National Medical Insurance Company, Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia (NFZ), and pay a monthly insurance fee of 46.80 PLN.
The NFZ insurance policy covers the cost of basic medical health care and all other medical services such as laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures, medical examinations, different specialist consultations, and hospital expenses.
- If you have a temporary stay card for a period longer than three months and are insured by the NFZ, you are entitled to free clinic and family physician visits. In order to take advantage of this, you are required to have a PESEL number, the Polish resident/citizen registration number, already assigned to you at the time of issue of the temporary stay card for the duration greater than three months.
The PESEL ID card may be obtained at the Poznan City Hall, Urząd Miasta. You are required to present a proof of residency, dowód zameldowania, a certificate issued to you by the same office in the Poznań City Hall, based on the student dormitory ID received by you from the dormitory administration, or based on a copy of the rental agreement signed by you and your landlord. The PESEL ID number is an absolute requirement for your free access to the family physician and different clinics, and also for getting prescriptions.
We advise you to purchase a student health insurance coverage for the duration of 12 months prior to arriving in Poland. The Norwegian students may obtain this coverage from ANSA, and the Swedish from CSN.
Please remember to bring your insurance identification to each medical appointment or diagnostic laboratory visits.
You may visit a family physician, by prior appointment only, at the
Family Medicine Outpatient Clinic
ul. Przybyszewskiego 49, Bldg. R (behind the Pharmacy, Apteka)
which is open:
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
- Thursday 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
In order to schedule an appointment, you must call the Dean’s office.
Please contact Ms. Anna Tomczak, by phone 61 854 72 24, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, who will arrange for you a specific day and time of your physician appointment.
Please remember to bring along your proof of valid health insurance, PESEL ID, and passport to every medical appointment.