Let’s be honest, the Bulgarian healthcare system is not among the best in Europe… Actually, its complex bureaucratic structure is still being deeply reformed, to meet the modern standards. Regrettably, being a foreigner makes it even more difficult. So, when it comes to a long-term or permanent stay in Bulgaria, our advice is to get private medical insurance, as soon as possible. If you plan on staying here for more than 3 months, you should get one locally, unless the one from your home country covers medical risks here.
This way, you’ll be sure that if you ever need it, you’ll receive the best medical care. And most importantly, instead of spending long hours in chilly hospitals, you’ll have instant access to the finest doctors in the most technically advanced clinics.
In any case, if you work under labor contract or are self-employed, you have to pay medical insurance to the state. Otherwise, you will have to prove you have medical insurance in your home country, which the Bulgarian authorities may or may not accept as valid here.
However, getting additional health insurance is highly recommended, in order to secure your health through various medical services, consultations, hospital treatment, regular medical checkups, etc. For this reason, don’t put it off – your health is priceless. Just use the contact form to send us a message. Then, one of our city slickers will contact you in less than 24 hours, give you more information, and advice regarding the best option for you.