Health insurance in the Republic of Slovenia is divided into compulsory and supplementary or voluntary.
International protection beneficiaries shall obtain compulsory insurance under this title, provided they are not required to have insurance on another basis. If you are a recipient of financial social assistance, you are entitled to exercise the right to be reimbursed for the difference up to the full cost of the health services, and you are eligible to receive such reimbursement only for the period during which the financial social assistance is granted, wherein such claim shall be submitted to the competent Social Work Centre.
Children granted international protection are entitled to health services to the same extent and under the same conditions as children who are covered under compulsory health insurance as family members. Children attending school after the age of 18 are also entitled to the same level of health care until the end of their schooling, namely up to the age of 26.
You shall be enrolled in the health insurance scheme immediately after obtaining international protection status, and you shall receive your health insurance card in about two weeks. If you lose your card or it is stolen, you are to inform the nearest regional unit of the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia as soon as possible. You are obliged to cover the costs of a new health insurance card yourself.
If you take up or lose a job, you shall inform the Office as soon as possible, as it shall report the change regarding the basis of your health cover to the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia.
You shall carry your health insurance card with you when visiting a doctor or to pick up medicines at the pharmacy.