Medicines are purchased from pharmacies and licensed drugstores. Some milder medications can be obtained without a prescription from a doctor (for example, paracetamol, nurofen, aspirin, analgin, etc.). However, most medicines are bought only with a prescription (for example, antibiotics).


Medicines are paid for by patients. In some chronic diseases and with prolonged treatment, it is possible for a doctor to prescribe medicines to health-insured patients, which will then be fully or partially paid for from the state budget. To do this, your GP must issue you with a prescription book for the chronically ill.


The NHIF does not cover medicines and medical products prescribed to uninsured persons or persons whose health insurance rights are interrupted.


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