Persons from EU and EEA Member countries and Switzerland have free access to emergency or necessary healthcare services during their temporary residence in the Republic of Slovenia upon submission of evidence of their status: the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or a certificate as a substitute for EHIC that is issued by the competent state. This means that the doctor has to provide necessary healthcare services so that they do not have to return to their home country for medical care before the end of their intended stay in Slovenia.
Persons from countries with which the Republic of Slovenia has concluded a bilateral agreement on social insurance have free access only to emergency healthcare services in the Republic of Slovenia upon submission of evidence of their status. The Republic of Slovenia has concluded bilateral Social Insurance Agreements with the North Macedonia, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Serbia, and Montenegro.
Access to health care services is free within the scope of compulsory health insurance, therefore some extra charges could be applicable. Persons with commercial (travel) insurance (for example Coris) must pay the cost for medical care and services directly and can request a refund from the commercial insurance company/provider.