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With so much to deal with before leaving your home country, (taxes, moving house, paperwork etc.) the careful planning of your expatriation is an essential step. As far as healthcare is concerned, your local social security scheme won’t be accompanying you to Malta and, once abroad, you might be surprised by the care system you find there. So, before leaving, make sure you have appropriate cover!

In fact, some countries do not provide any social protection at all, while others are extremely costly: $15,000 for an appendectomy in the USA, for example. Also, medical standards and access to care can vary greatly depending on your destination giving you no choice but to turn to private doctors and hospitals. You should also be aware that the insurance provided as part of your credit card package is limited to 3 months and is not suitable for expatriation purposes (excess to pay, low levels of benefits and a high number of exclusions).

Opting for an international healthcare plan will provide you with benefits and levels of cover specially designed to suit your expatriate profile: freedom to select the medical facility or doctor of your choice, direct settlement of hospital fees in Malta and reimbursements in the currency of your choice.

Guides & Articles

Healthcare

Malta has both private and public healthcare systems. Healthcare in Malta is of a very high standard and is ranked among the best in the world by the World Health Organization.

Vets, Veterinary Pharmacies and Emergencies

You can visit a veterinarian in Malta for regular vaccinations and check ups. You must also visit a veterinarian in Malta to register and microchip your pet, both of which are required by Maltese law as of May 2012. More information about veterinarians, veterinary pharmacies, and veterinary emergencies in our article.

Pharmacies and Medications

As in the rest of Europe, pharmacies in Malta are generally marked by a green pharmacy cross. There are over 200 pharmacies/chemists/dispensaries in Malta.

Seeing a Doctor in Malta

There are many options available if you need to see a doctor in Malta, both during regular or after-hours. Information about hospitals, clinics and dentists in our article.


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