Poland Provides Free Full Medical Service to Refugees From Ukraine

by Olha Povaliaieva
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Poland Provides Free Full Medical Service to Refugees From Ukraine

Ukrainians were given the analog ID — PESEL, which opens to Ukrainians almost the same civil rights and access as the Pole

As of June 1, there are 3.5 million Ukrainians in Poland. This includes people who may have diabetes, cancer, cerebral palsy, and other illnesses whose treatment cannot wait. According to the Ministry of the health of Ukraine, having PESEL and a document confirming the arrival in Poland after February 24, the Ukrainian can get free medical service. 

"Our citizens who, fleeing the war, have stayed in Poland have not only a shelter of the Polish state but also access to quality medical care. To do this, you should register in the territory of the Polish state: to obtain the status of refugee or temporary protection, as well as an analog of the Ukrainian identification number — PESEL", deputy minister of health Iryna Mykychak.

If necessary, Ukrainians have the right to apply to any public medical institution in Poland and receive full assistance in these areas:

  • Basic medical care;
  • Out-patient and inpatient treatment;
  • Diagnostics in the presence of direction;
  • Psychiatric care;
  • Dentistry;
  • Trauma rehabilitation.

Aesthetic medicine and resorts are not included in the package. 

Recall that the president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has legalized the special status of Polish citizens on the territory of Ukraine, so our friends also got access to our civil liberties and services. 

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