Country-specific information for Ukrainian residents relocating to the Czech Republic

09.05.2022
Unie ROSKA - Czech MS Society Czech Republic
  • Name: Jiřina Landová - chairwoman ROSKA, - Jana Dobrkovská - coordinator
  • Phone: +420 606 756 509
  • Email: roska@roska.eu; dobrkovska.ccr@gmail.com
  • Language Jiřina : English, German
  • Language Jana : English
National governmental website explaining the administrative procedure for migrants who want to enter the country or who are seeking asylum in the country.
Information for Ukrainian patients with MS who are in the Czech Republic (as of 17.3.2022)
  1. Holders of a visa for tolerated stay are entitled to health insurance to the same extent as Czech citizens and have the same rights. They must go through a registration process and register with a health insurance company. The entitlement is valid for one year. Access to treatment is immediate.
  2.  The Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic has set up UA points for newcomers from Ukraine at the university hospitals it directly manages. The Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic has set up UA points for newcomers from Ukraine at the teaching hospitals it directly manages. On the spot, emergency medical care will be provided for adults, children and adolescents from Ukraine and, in case of increased interest, gynaecological and obstetric services. Interpreter services will also be provided on site. The Ministry of Health recommends the establishment of UA POINT to other hospitals.
  3. The Ministry of Health is now primarily concerned with the provision of primary care. However, it will also look more closely at chronic patients as soon as capacity allows.
  4. In the Czech Republic, care for patients with multiple sclerosis is provided in 15 centres of highly specialised care (MS centres). Only these have the right to indicate biological treatment.
What documents are needed to apply for medical insurance for Ukrainian refugees?
  • Continuously updated guidelines of the Ministry of Health on the provision of health care for citizens of Ukraine: https://www.mzcr.cz/category/ukrajina/
  • The website http://lekariproukrajinu.cz/ contains a list of general practitioners, pediatricians, gynecologists and doctors of other specialties who provide free medical care to citizens of Ukraine in need of acute medical treatment.
Duration on obtaining medical insurance
  • First it is mandatory to contact General Health Insurance Company (Followed as VZP)
  • With the issued certificate (visa) from the OAMP MV, it is necessary to come to any VZP ČR Client Office: www.vzp.cz/kontakty/pobocky
  • The applicant will be issued a "Domestic card (replacement form) with full care in the Czech Republic", on the basis of which the holder is provided with health care in the Czech Republic in the full scope of public health insurance.
Coverage of medical insurance (including treatments for MS?)
  • The Ministry of Health is now primarily concerned with the provision of primary care. However, it will also look more closely at chronic patients as soon as capacity allows.
  • In the Czech Republic, care for patients with multiple sclerosis is provided in 15 centres of highly specialised care (MS centres). Only these have the right to indicate biological treatment.

Where can people get specialised MS care?

LIST OF CZECH MS CENTRES MS Centres in university hospitals
  • Neurological Clinic FN Brno Bohunice Jihlavská 20, 625 00 Brno
  • Neurological Clinic FN Brno U Sv. Anny Pekařská 53, 656 91 Brno
  • Neurological Clinic FN Hradec Králové Sokolská 581, 500 05 Hradec Králové
  • Neurological Clinic FN Olomouc I. P. Pavlova 6, 775 20 Olomouc
  • Neurological Clinic FN Ostrava 17. listopadu 1790, 708 52 Ostrava
  • Neurological Clinic FN Plzeň Alej Svobody 80, 304 60 Plzeň
  • Neurological Clinic 1. LF UK a VFN Karlovo nám. 32, 128 08 Praha 2
  • Neurological Clinic 2. LF a FN Motol V Úvalu 84, 150 06 Praha 5-Motol
  • Neurological Clinic 3. LF a NKV Šrobárova 50, 100 34 Praha 10
MS Centres in other hospitals (it is not certain when UApoint will be established in these hospitals)
  • Neurological ward of České Budějovice hospital Boženy Němcové 585/54, 370 87 České Budějovice
  • Neurological Clinic Thomayerova nemocnice Vídeňská 800, 140 59 Praha 4
  • Neurological ward Teplice Duchcovská 53, 415 28 Teplice
  • Neurologické ward of regional hospital Tomáše Bati Zlín Havlíčkovo nábřeží 600, 762 75 Zlín
  • Neurological Clinic FN Pardubice Kyjevská 44, 532 03 Pardubice
  • Neurological Ward of Jihlava hospital Vrchlického 59, 586 33 Jihlava
At the moment (26.03.2022), patients with MS can be advised to contact UA points in university hospitals where there is also an MS centre. Note that there are also university hospitals that do not have an MS centre.

What treatments for Multiple Sclerosis are available in the Czech Republic?

Holders of a visa for tolerated stay are entitled to health insurance to the same extent as Czech citizens and have the same rights. They must go through a registration process and register with a health insurance company. The entitlement is valid for one year. Access to treatment is immediate.

Do pharmaceutical companies allow/support patients to continue a clinical study which they started in Ukraine?

  • There is not a lot of information about this matter yet.

Where and how can Ukrainian refugees apply to get an official disabled status in Czech Republic?

We do not have such information about this matter yet. More information would be available at https://www.cssz.cz/web/lang/vyplata-davky-obecne

Are there any benefits available for people with disabilities?

Disability benefits are based on the degree of disability granted and the medical investigation lasts more than a year.