Lithuania has the compulsory health insurance system which means that residents of Lithuania are obliged to obtain health insurance coverage (i.e. pay compulsory health insurance contributions). The compulsory health insurance is a guarantee for all insured that when needed their healthcare expenses will be compensated from the budget of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund, irrespective of the contributions paid by the specific insured individual.
Emergency medical services are provided free of charge to all residents.
Health insurance for EU citizens
European citizens carrying a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) can receive medical care provided by general practitioners (GPs) or specialists, hospital treatment and subsidised medicines prescribed for out-patient care. An EHIC holder can apply for medical care directly to a GP who has an agreement with the Territorial Health Insurance Fund – THIF (Teritorinė ligonių kasa). In addition to the EHIC proof of identity must also be provided. More information.
Health insurance for non EU citizens
Citizens outside the EU may obtain their health insurance either in their country or in Lithuania.
They can contact one of the insurance companies, the list of which you can find on the website of Lithuanian Insurers Association (LDA).