Slovenia has an extremely high standard of healthcare. Unfortunately, it also suffers from a shortage of trained staff and there can be long waits for routine appointments. The state system provides a variety of treatments. Funding comes from contributions from residents and workers.
Workers typically pay 6.36% towards their healthcare, while employers top it up with a further 6.56%. This contribution covers their healthcare and also that of any dependants.
The state healthcare system covers a wide range of services including childbirth, prenatal care, outpatient appointments, GP visits and prescriptions.
Visitors from outside the EU or on a temporary basis will need to arrange their private healthcare. Some Slovenian residents opt to take out private healthcare too as it enables them to receive treatment more quickly and provides an extended range of options and services. Taking out private healthcare doesn’t allow the individual to opt out of state contributions.