Healthcare System in Bulgaria

Understand what to expect from the Bulgarian medical system if you're moving there to live and work or to retire…

Healthcare in Bulgaria is provided by the National Health Insurance Fund. It is compulsory for all residents to contribute to this fund and is essential for obtaining a National Health Insurance card (Амбулаторна здравна карта), which must be presented to the doctor or dentist at each visit. Individuals with mandatory health insurance cover are entitled to emergency care throughout Bulgaria and can choose a doctor and a dentist with a contract with the regional health insurance fund.

This section has details on registering for healthcare, the costs of medical care, finding a doctor, emergency care, pharmacies and medication.