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Entitlement Guidelines

​​The following are the latest Entitlement Guidelines: 

Entitlement Guidelines, Health Care Funding Directorate/Entitlement Unit, MFH

EU

NON-EU

Patient Category

Documentation

Questions to be asked

ENTITLED?

 

 

 

 

 

 

YES

NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 EU

 

Maltese Nationals and their dependants.

ID Card numbers ending with letters M, L, G, H, P

 

YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EU

 

Maltese Nationals working and paying NI in another EU country and their dependants.

EHIC

 

YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EU

 

Maltese Nationals receiving a pension from another EU country and their dependants.

Certificate of Entitlement

 

YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EU

 

EU/EEA Nationals and their dependants.

- EHIC (Temporary stay)

 

YES

 

 

- Certificate of Entitlement (pensioners or posted workers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EU

 

British nationals’ holders of valid British passport; EU entitled document S1

RHA/Provisional Certificate - Long term care is not covered:              Certificate of Entitlement - Long term care is covered Registered S1

 

YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-EU

Australian Citizens

Australian Citizens must present their Australian passport and their arrival ticket, they are entitled to free healthcare for the 1st 6 months of their stay in Malta. Please see: https://s2.eessi.gov.mt/en/update-regarding-australian-nationals-in-malta-on-temporary-visas/

 

 

YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-EU

Non-EU/EEA Nationals & their Dependents that enjoy Freedom of Movement

Document (Passport Stamp), as per Legal Notice 201/2004

 

YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-EU

Non-EU/EEA Nationals serving as consultants to Malta Government and their Dependants

Document certifying their current status as consultants from the respective Hon. Minister, as per Legal Notice 201/2004

 

YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EU

 

Full-Time Students - EU

EHIC issued by their country and document verifying their status as students.

 

YES

 

 

 

NON-EU

Full-Time Students:

Non - EU

Ref: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION 35.28HEALTHCARE (FEES) REGULA TIONS. "2.(1)These regulations shall not apply in respect of - any person who is a citizen or national of a country outside the European Union who is undertaking a course of studies at any one of the following institutions: the University of Malta, the Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology and the Institute of Tourism Studies."

 

YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EU

 

EU Permanent Residents

Valid Residence Card issued by Identity Malta (in terms of Article 19, Directive 2004/38) - NB - Citizens who present their ID Card which shows they are EU Permanent residents in Malta should not be asked to present their payslip and are entitled to free public health care.

 

YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-EU

 

Regular Migrants, Asylum seeker/applicant for international protection, Refugees & Dependants, Subsidiary Protection Status holders & dependants, Victims of Human trafficking, Temporary Humanitarian Protection, Temporary Humanitarian Protection Status N, Specific Residence Authorisation

 

See: https://s2.eessi.gov.mt/en/health-entitlement-to-refugeesmigrants/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-EU

Malta Residency Visa Programme (MRVP) - holders

Documents to be presented: MRVP residence card.                       Must be “…in possession of sickness insurance in respect of all risks normally covered for Maltese nationals for himself and his dependants, across the whole of the Schengen Area and states associated with the Schengen activities of the European Union.” (https://mrva.gov.mt/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/LN288-of-2015.pdf) 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others

For exceptional/other cases than the afore-mentioned, consult the Entitlement Unit at the HealthCare Funding Directorate  on [email protected]  or  25952400