Agenzija Zghazagh St. Joseph High Road St. Venera, SVR 1013, Malta

Malta has a strong public healthcare system, which provides free services to all Maltese citizens and EU residents with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). It has several public hospitals including a large one on the island of Gozo and a network of health clinics and pharmacies that offer preventative, rehabilitative and curative care. 

The Mater Dei Hospital (MDH), which is locally referred to as just the Mater Dei, is the primary hospital site, located in Msida. It is a general and teaching hospital, offering standard and specialist services. One of the biggest medical sites in Europe, patients are admitted via doctor’s referrals or through the emergency departments.

One can find eight health centres which provide primary healthcare are available over the Maltese Islands, with seven in the mainland and one on the island of Gozo. Apart from general practitioners and nursing facilities and care, the health centres provide a range of services from proactive to reactive care. They cover a wide range of issues, from gynaecology clinics, ophthalmic clinics, psychiatric clinics, diabetes clinics, podiatric clinics, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and antenatal and postnatal clinics. In addition, secondary and tertiary care is also offered by public hospitals over the country as well.

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Emergency: 112

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Police: +356 2122 4001-7

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Hospital Gozo: +356 2156 1600

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Hospital Mater Dei : +356 2545 0000

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Emergency Vet Services: +356 5004 3888

There a number of public health centres, or clinics spread around Malta and Gozo, giving treatments to and serving persons from different regions around the Maltese islands.

If your pains or injuries are not so serious, it is better to go to your nearest clinic than to the major hospitals, since there will be less people waiting and you’ll see a doctor quicker.

Available Health Centres : 

Travelling has become cheaper and more available than any other time. In this respect, it’s easy to forget the health risks that may be involved. Not too many countries offer free medical services.

We encourage you to apply for the European Health Insurance Card ( EHIC) so that you will be eligible to free or reduced cost emergency medical treatment during your visits in European countries and Switzerland.

To get your card you can:

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Apply online if you have an e-id

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Download the application and fill it in and  send it to:

Head of Entitlement Unit, Ground Floor,

Ex-Outpatients Block, St.Luke’s Hospital, G’Mangia Hill , G’Magnia.

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