If you are a EEA (European Economic Area & Switzerland) resident, bring your European Health Insurance Card when travelling to Malta, in order to make use of public services should the need arise. If you are on any medication, please remember to bring this with you, together with a copy of your doctor’s prescription.
For minor illnesses you can visit a local doctor. Many doctors work in pharmacies, so if you find a pharmacy you will usually find a doctor. Speak to the pharmacist about the doctor’s hours. You will usually join a queue to wait your turn to see the doctor. Ask people in the waiting room who is last, so you know who is before you. A family doctor normally charges from €10.00.
If your problem is more serious, you can go to a local Health Centre (Open 24 hours) where they can perform first aid and minor surgery such as stitches and treating burns etc. The different health centre locations can be found on this link: www.yellow.com.mt/headings/Public-Health-Centres
In an emergency or serious problem you can visit Mater Dei Hospital located near Msida in the centre of Malta. Search Google for "Mater Dei Hospital" for a map and other information.
For non-EU citizens we recommend that you purchase private medical or health insurance for your stay in Malta.