Health Care System Malta and Gozo
There are many Malta hospitals, health centres and clinics on the Maltese islands, which do a great job at providing a quality health care service.
You can find both public and private hospitals in Malta. They provide your usual basic health care services as well as specialized medical services.
Since Malta joined the European Union in 2004, all EU citizens who possess the European Health Insurance Card can use the services provided by Malta hospitals, including emergency services.
Moreover, Malta has a reciprocal agreement with the United Kingdom and Australia relating to the provision of medical services to UK and Australian citizens. The Ministry of Social Policy provides details of these agreements on their website here.
Malta Hospitals: The Two Main State Hospitals
Mater Dei Hospital is the main state hospital in Malta and is located in Msida next to the University of Malta.
The hospital has a total of 7156 rooms and some 25 operating theatres. It also possesses state of the art equipment and medical technology.
The Gozo General Hospital is located in Rabat, the capital city of Gozo island. The hospital caters for all residents of this island and has 159 beds.
For a list of all the state hospitals in Malta and Gozo with their contact details, visit the website of the Ministry of Social Policy here.
Health Care System Malta: List of All Health Centres
In addition to hospitals, you will also find various health care centres scattered all around the Maltese islands which provide basic medical services free of charge for Maltese residents.
As at 2010, the number of health centres which provide GP services amounted to nine. The clinics are strategically located to cater for residents in all regions of the islands.
Birkirkara Health Centre (can be used by those living in Birkirkara, Lija, Balzan and Iklin)
Tel: ++356 21485376
Floriana Health Centre (can be used by those living in Valletta, Floriana, Hamrun, Sta. Venera, Mriehel, Marsa, Zurrieq, Safi, Luqa, Mgabba, Qrendi and Kirkop)
Tel: ++356 21243314
Gzira Health Centre (can be used those living in Pieta', G'Mangia, Msida, Ta' Xbiex, Gzira, Sliema, Kappara, San Gwann, Taz-Zwejt, Saint Julians, Swieqi, L-Ibrag, St. Andrew's, Pembroke, High Ridge and Victoria Gardens)
Tel: ++356 21337245
Qormi Health Centre (can be used by those living in Qormi, Zebbug and Siggiewi)
Tel: ++356 21484450
Paola Health Centre (can be used by those living in Paola, Tarxien, Sta. Lucia, Birzebbugia, Zejtun, Marsaxlokk, Zabbar, Marsascala, Xghajra, Fgura, Gudja, Ghaxaq, Hal Far or Benghajsa)
Tel: ++356 21691314
Cospicua Health Centre (can be used by those living in Cospicua, Vittoriosa, Senglea and Kalkara)
Tel: ++356 21675492
Mosta Health Centre (can be used by those living in Mosta, Naxxar, Gharghur, St. Paul's Bay, Burmarrad, Mellieha, Mgarr, Bugibba, Qawra, Bahar ic-Caghaq, Madliena, Mriehel and Fleur-de-Lys)
Tel: ++356 21433256
Rabat Health Centre (can be used by those living in Rabat, Mdina, Mtarfa, Dingli, Attard, Bidnija and Kuncizzjoni)
Tel: ++356 21459082
Gozo Health Centre (can be used by those living in Gozo)
Tel: ++356 21561600
Health Screening Services Malta: Private Hospitals and Clinics
There are also a number of Malta hospitals which are privately owned and various private health clinics scattered all around the Maltese islands. They’re all licensed by the Public Health Authorities.
For more information on health care in Malta, visit the website of the Ministry of Social Policy here.
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