The health care in Croatia, as well as the drugs supply is generally up to the western standards. There are no threats regarding the infectious diseases. The HIV/AIDS rate is among the lowest in EU.

The Organizing Committee of the ECM29 will make every effort to assist any participant in health care issues. However, we cannot pledge ourselves to any financial or legal consequence related to health accidents of any individual participant of the ECM29. To be on the safe side, please think of the health insurance before your trip. There are many insurance companies which provide suitable travel health policies valid in Croatia. If you opt for this, keep in mind that you might pay the medical services in Croatia, and get reimbursed upon your return.


Medical Care for Tourists


The Tourist Medical Center operates within the Rovinj Emergency Clinic (Istarska ulica bb), tel: 00385/52/813-004, open 24 hours a day.

If a Medical Care Convention has been signed between Croatia and the country from which the tourist comes, he or she is not under obligation to pay for medical expenses. The cost of medical services in the case of tourists coming from countries with which such a convention has not been signed is payable by the tourist on the spot, according to a pre-established price list. There are hospitals and clinics in all larger towns, and medical centers and pharmacies in all smaller ones. For patients in life danger, we provide emergency chopper transportation. More detailed information is available at tel: 00385/52/813-195, fax: 00385/52/816-619.

Pharmacy: “Farmacia”

Telephone: +38552813589

Addressa: Matteo Benussi bb

City: 52210 Rovinj


State Directorate for Protection and Rescue: 112

Medical emergency telephone: 194

Emergency numbers


For the residents of EU/EEC countries, the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) lets you get state healthcare in Croatia at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. It will cover you for treatment that is needed to allow you to continue your stay until your planned return. It also covers you for treatment of pre-existing medical conditions and for routine maternity care.

For more information about what is covered in each country see our country-by-country guide. An EHIC renewal or application is entirely free of charge in most EU/EEC countries. For more information contact your local health care provider.