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Health and Medical Care

The Albanian Government is the main provider of health care services in the country. The health care services are structured in three levels: primary health care; secondary health care; tertiary health care

-Primary Health Care Service (PHC) is provided in health centers/posts and polyclinics. PHC services at the community are the first level of access to health care;

-Secondary Health Care is provided in regional and/or district hospitals;

-Tertiary Health Care is provided at the University Hospital Centre  “Mother Theresa” and “ Tirana Military Hospital”

In each district functions a directory of Public Health, which coordinates all health services of the district. The exception is Tirana, where through a pilot project is created the Regional Health Authority. Ministry of Health aims to create in the future such regional authorities also in other Albanian regions, which will be coordinating the functioning of health services at regional level.

The Albanian Health care is organised autonomously on a regional basis and includes public and private clinics and specialists. Emergency service are available at all main hospitals

Hospitalisation always requires a specific request from a specialised medical doctor  or from a specialised medical structure.

For emergency (ambulance) the number to call is 127 and link click


Here are some links of Hospitals and Health Care Centers in Albania

Here are some ambulatory care clinics links

Also you can the link for European Health Insurance Card

The European Health Insurance Card