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Which Prague VZP Office is Right for You?

VZP is the first and largest Health Insurance Company in Czech Republic providing both Private and Public Health Insurance Plans

Private Insurance


English Language Office:

We are available 10am-8pm Daily including Evenings, Weekends and Holidays by Appointment Only. NO waiting and immediate issue of documents.

This Office Provides Private Health Insurance for:

  • Long-Term Residents
  • Business Owners
  • Foreign Corporations
  • Self-Employed or Živnostenský List
  • Students and Teachers
  • Diplomats and Foreign Missions
  • Retirees and Family Members of Work Permit Holders

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Public Insurance


Czech Language Office:

Open 8am-6pm Monday through Friday. CLOSED Weekends and Holidays. Expect a 30-40 Minute Waiting Time and we suggest you bring a Translator.

This Office Provides Public Health Insurance for:

  • Citizens of the Czech Republic
  • Permanent Residents
  • Work Permit Holders but NOT their Family Members.
  • If your legal employment terminates and you wish to remain in the Czech Republic, you are Required by Law to purchase “Private” Health Insurance immediately upon Termination Date


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Why is there both “Public” and “Private” Health Insurance in the Czech Republic?

In 1995, the Parliament of the Czech Republic enacted legislation regulating how foreigners must obtain Health Insurance in the Czech Republic and created a segregated “Private” Health Insurance regulation for covering foreigners residing in the Czech Republic.

ONLY FOREIGNERS ON A VALID WORK PERMIT, working under a legal employment contract with a company registered in the Czech Republic, may enter the “Public” Health Insurance System, which is state-subsidized. ALL OTHER FOREIGNERS, INCLUDING FAMILY MEMBERS of legal employees, MUST purchase “Private” Health Insurance.

This segregation was put in place to avoid the practice of “Medical Tourism”, which is causing a catastrophic effect on the health budgets of other Western countries who allow foreigners into their “Public” Health Insurance System, since “Public” Health Insurance covers pre-existing conditions and “Private” Health Insurance does not.

This legislation was enacted to prevent foreigners with major illnesses from coming to the Czech Republic for treatment and taking advantage of the “Public” Health Insurance System at taxpayer’s expense.

TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: Please phone or E-mail Us to arrange a meeting.

We are available 10am-8pm Daily including Evenings, Weekends and Holidays by Appointment Only.

Bělehradská 23
120 00 Prague 2 – Vinohrady
Czech Republic

+420 777 735 359

Landline CZ: +420 222 254 442
Landlinde US: +1 616 723 8494
Asia: +84 124 5922566

Always phone ahead BEFORE visiting