Country: Slovenia, with its picturesque landscape from the Adriatic Coastline to the emerald-colored lakes, amid castles and modern cities, is known officially as the Republic of Slovenia. It is located in central Europe and borders Italy, Austria, Croatia, and Hungary.
Just over 2 million people call the parliamentary republic of Slovenia home. The capital is Ljubljana. The country’s official language is Slovene.
To access emergency services: Dial 112
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Recommended immunizations and vaccines for travelers: Before traveling to Slovenia, ask your doctor what vaccines are recommended. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are excellent resources as well.
Insurance: Find out in advance if your insurance plan will make payments directly to providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenditures.
It is also worth ensuring your travel insurance will cover ambulances or transport either home or to more advanced medical facilities, if needed. Not all insurance covers emergency medical evacuation home or to a hospital in a major city, which may be the only way to receive medical attention in a serious emergency.
Source: International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers.
What to expect in a Slovene hospital: Those traveling to Slovenia will find many English-speaking physicians and medical personnel in the hospitals. The hospitals offer satisfactory medical care.
Keep in mind that both doctors and hospitals will expect payment in cash at the time of treatment.
Contact your embassy/consulate: When in doubt, your country’s embassy is a good resource to turn to for medical assistance guidance.
JCI-accredited hospitals/clinics in Slovenia: To read about specific facilities which are JCI-accredited, visit the Hospital Search section.
Slovenia-specific helpful health resources:
Travel health notices: Visit the CDC or WHO for up-to-date travel notices.