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LIVING IN SLOVENIA

HEALTH AND MEDICAL TREATMENT

The healthcare system in Slovenia.

Health care in Slovenia is a public service provided through the public health service network. This network also includes, on an equal basis, other institutions, private physicians and other private service providers on the basis of concessions. With relatively limited public funds available for this purpose, the level of health care in Slovenia is entirely comparable with the level of health care in the advanced countries of Europe.In Slovenia the system of health insurance is divided into compulsory health insurance, voluntary health insurance for additional coverage, and insurance for services that are not a constituent part of compulsory insurance.Primary health care services are organised locally, such that they are equally accessible to all people without discrimination. Everyone must be assured continuously accessible urgent medical attention and emergency services. Compulsory health insurance is mandatory for all citizens with permanent residence in Slovenia, whereby everyone is bound to pay contributions under the solidarity principle. Compulsory insurance does not, however, ensure the coverage of all costs that arise in treatment. Complete coverage of costs is provided only for children, schoolchildren and for certain illnesses and conditions. For the provision of voluntary health insurance; in 1999 a new Mutual Health Insurance organization (Vzajemna zdravstvena zavarovalnica) was established. It is owned by its members – insured persons – and operates according to the principles of mutuality and non-profit status. Voluntary health insurance can be offered by other insurance companies, provided that it is organized as long-term insurance, that they insure everybody, irrespective of their state of health, and that the insurance company makes no distinctions between those insured.

Treatment costs.

Enticing offers of cheaper prices, shorter flights and cutting edge technology are the parameters that increase the interest for medical tourism around the globe. At Medical Tourism DMC quality comes first. The price of medical services, beauty treatments and relaxation programs depends on the individual specificity and the desire for accompanying activities in Slovenia. For this reason, we consider each inquiry individually with regards to the privacy of every individual. If you would like further information, a quotation or an indicative cost for treatments, complete our enquiry form. We will forward your request to selected providers of healthcare services in Slovenia.

Natural therapeutic factors.

The emphasis on a healthy lifestyle at Slovenia's natural spas is based on a centuries-long tradition of thermal treatments and experience in the fields of balneology, climatology, and thalassotherapy. Their holistic approach to treating guests revives several long forgotten forms of treatment and respects the experience of traditional medicine from distant countries. Excavations from the period of the Roman Empire bear witness to Slovenia's rich and diverse culture of thermal baths, documents from as early as 1147 describe the use of thermal springs, and research has demonstrated the healing qualities of our mineral waters that have been appreciated for more than four centuries.Modern natural spa tourist centers have become one of the most outstanding elements of Slovenia's tourist offer. Their increasing focus on developing a broader tourist and recreation offer has led to their redefinition as "thermal spas" and "wellness centers." Numerous innovations in their offer reflect their dynamism and their openness to adapting to new trends in spa and leisure time tourism. At the same time, they have welcomed and incorporated ideas about "health resorts for the healthy," about creating entertaining water recreation parks for tourists, and about combining centuries of tradition and experience in balneology with some lesser known Eastern philosophies and methods of treatment that add additional charm and attractiveness to their offer.