Insurance

On entering Ukraine you can be asked to purchase an Obligatory Medical Insurance, cost of which is about USD 0.5 per day of stay in the country. Ukrmedstrakh – State Health Insurance Company, provides these policies. In case your Insurance Company has an agreement for cooperation with Ukrmedstrakh, you will not have to purchase the insurance on the border.
Insurance procedure for foreigners, entering the territory of Ukraine

Pursuant to the laws of Ukraine, citizens of Ukraine and foreign citizens (nationals of other states and stateless persons), who reside permanently in the territory of Ukraine, enjoy the right to a free-of-charge medical assistance. For all other foreigners the procedure for rendering medical assistance shall be established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

On 17 September, 1997 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine passed Resolution N 1021 (with amendments introduced pursuant to the consecutive resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine N1926 dated 4 December, 1998, N35 dated 13 January, 1999, N555 dated 23 May, 2001 and N673 dated 26 June, 2001), which approved the Procedure for rendering emergency medical aid to the foreigners, who reside temporarily in the territory of Ukraine.

Pursuant to the Procedure for rendering emergency medical aid to foreigners, who reside temporarily in the territory of Ukraine, the obligatory availability of an insurance policy (certificate), that guarantees payment of an emergency medical aid cost, was established for foreigners and stateless persons, who reside temporarily in the territory of Ukraine. The said policy (certificate) should be purchased from the State-owned joint-stock insurance company of Ukraine (DASK "Ukrinmedstrakh"), specializing in payment of the emergency medical aid to foreigners. If there is an agreement between the State-owned joint-stock insurance company of Ukraine and a foreign insurance company, the later shall guarantee the payment of cost of rendering of an emergency medical aid to a foreigner or a stateless person, residing temporarily in the territory of Ukraine, provided the said person is a holder of the foreign insurance company's insurance policy (certificate).

The said Regulation shall cover no employees of diplomatic missions and consular offices of foreign states and members of their families in Ukraine, members of official delegations, arriving at the invitation of the President of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, the members of warship and auxiliary warship crews, the persons, who, in accordance with established procedure, have received a refugee status in Ukraine, and persons, who have applied for refugee status in Ukraine.

Should the effective international treaties of Ukraine establish other rules, the provisions contained in the international treaties of Ukraine shall apply.

The nationals of the Republic of Armenia, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Georgia, the Great Britain, Hungary, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Moldova, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and of the Republic of Uzbekistan, international treaties of Ukraine with which envisage free-of-charge rendering of emergency medical aid, may have no insurance policy (certificate) as aforesaid.

No insurance policy (certificate) as aforesaid is required for the experts in the field of public health services of the People's Republic of China, students, post-graduate students, persons sent for scientific specialization from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Poland, organized tourist groups from Romania.

The Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine N 227 dated 20 February, 1999 approved the Rules for execution of the visa documents for entry into Ukraine. The Rules for execution of the visa documents for entry into Ukraine stipulate the grounds for refusal to a foreigner or a stateless person in execution of a visa, which include, among other things, "unavailability of the regulation insurance policy" (of the State-owned joint-stock insurance company (DASK) "Ukrinmedstrakh").

DASK "UKRINMEDSTRAKH"

Address: 65, Olesia Honchara Str., Kyiv, 01601, Ukraine Tel.:  +380 (44) 216-30-21, 216-11-27Fax:  +380 (44) 216-96-92. E-mail: ukrmed@ukrpack.comThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

Information on the procedure for rendering emergency medical aid to foreigners

The Government of Ukraine has approved the Procedure for rendering emergency medical aid to the foreigners, who reside temporarily in the territory of Ukraine, pursuant to which the obligatory availability of an insurance policy (certificate) purchased from the State-owned joint-stock insurance company of Ukraine (DASK Ukrinmedstrakh"), specializing in payment of the  emergency medical aid to foreigners, was established for foreigners and stateless persons, who reside temporarily in the territory of  Ukraine.

The insurance policies (certificates), which guarantee payment of the emergency medical aid to foreigners in the territory of Ukraine, re available at the insurance companies as follows: "AXA Colonia Krankenversicherung AG" (the European Union states);  "Mediton Invest Ltd" (Israel, Turkey and China) "Mercur-CB" (Yugoslavia), "Radiant Overseas" (India, Sri-Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bangladesh), "White Night International" (Pakistan), "Balva" (Latvia), "Snoro-Garantas" (Lithuania) and "Nordica"  (Estonia).

The purchase of the said policy (certificate) shall relieve its owner from payment for emergency medical aid. At the same time a foreigner shall have no limits as to cost or number of visits to doctor during the time of validity of the policy (certificate). The DASK "Ukrinmedstrakh" shall pay the cost of the emergency medical aid to a relevant health center.

The DASK "Ukrinmedstrakh" was established by a decree of the Government of Ukraine in order to coordinate the rendering of the emergency medical aid to foreigners, who reside temporarily in the territory of Ukraine.

The Company has agreements pertaining to the rendering of emergency medical aid to foreigners with 758 state-owned, public and private medical institutions in all regions (oblasts) of Ukraine and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Foreign citizens may address for medical assistance to leading Ukrainian specialized and multi-field hospitals, health centers, hospitals, medical centers, clinics etc. If necessary, the Company shall provide anambulance car, airplane or helicopter for transportation to a medical institution.

The DASK "Ukrinmedstrakh" has its own Control Center, which operates round the clock and is equipped with telephone and facsimile communications. The qualified doctors on duty with the center will determine the profile of a disease, provide for necessary medical assistance and supervise the rendering thereof.

For medical assistance to foreigners call the Control Center of the DASK "Ukrinmedstrakh" at: (044) 216-80-10 or (044) 216-09-97 (round the clock).

When addressing to the Center, a policy (certificate) holder must give its surname and name, type, registration number and the term of validity of the policy (certificate); tell about his/her problem, complaints and health condition, the place, where the policy (certificate) holder actually is, his/her phone number or a phone number of his/her representative through which operator or doctor can reach the policy (certificate) holder.

Depending on health condition, a foreigner can either be rendered an emergency medical aid or advised a certain medical institution, where he/she can undergo treatment. The DASK "Ukrinmedstrakh" doctors shall ensure the medical care is qualitative and sufficient, during the entire treatment.

The DASK "Ukrinmedstrakh" is always ready to come to your help.

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