Refugees from Ukraine* are entitled to medical care in Poland on the same terms as Polish people with NHF insurance. This means that a pregnant refugee who reports to a public hospital for childbirth will be admitted and will be provided with free maternity care. The entitlement to medical care also covers a refugee’s child born in Poland. Medical care will be provided subject to presentation of a document confirming identity*. Additionally one of the following documents will be required to verify the entitlement to medical care:
- special PESEL number assigned to Ukrainian citizens,
- e-document (adults who register in the municipality, obtain a PESEL number and set up a trusted profile, can activate the e-document confirming the status of an authorized person),
- printout of the confirmation of creating a trusted authorized person’s profile (including first name, last name, and PESEL number).
The website of the Rodzić po Ludzku Foundation, which supports women giving birth. You will find here information in Ukrainian (including the birth plan):
Following the fanpage of the Rodzić po Ludzku Foundation can also be helpful, because midwives and doctors use it offer free help to pregnant refugees:
List of doctors running private clinics who do not charge fees for refugees from Ukraine:
Medical helpline in Ukrainian at 800 137 200.
*covered by the provisions of the Act on Assistance to Ukrainian Citizens in Connection with an Armed Conflict in the Territory of that State
** Except: spa treatment, spa rehabilitation, right to treatment abroad, reimbursement for treatment abroad under the “Cross-Border” Directive.
*** examples of documents confirming identity: passport, ID card, driver’s licence, birth certificate