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Expats moving to Vienna can rest assured that when it comes to their health they will be well catered for as Austria boasts one of the best healthcare systems in Europe.
Thanks to tax contributions, everyone living and working in the city is entitled to healthcare services in Vienna. As a result of this and the excellent standard of public healthcare in Austria, most people don't take out private health insurance policies. However, expats who have the option of private healthcare as part of their employment package should definitely take advantage of it, as it allows them access to a greater number of services and shorter waiting times.
Pharmacies are well stocked and readily available in Vienna. They can be found along any major shopping street, mall or located close to a hospital.
Below is a list of prominent hospitals in Vienna.
Hospitals in Vienna
Döbling Private Hospital
Address: Heiligenstädter Straße 55-53, 1190 Vienna
Confraternität Private Hospital
Address: Skodagasse 32, 1080 Vienna
Elisabethinen Hospital Graz
Address: Elisabethinergasse 14, 8020 Graz
Franziskus Spital Margareten
Address: Nikolsdorfergasse 32, 1050 Vienna
Goldenes Kreuz Private Hospital
Address: Lazarettgasse 16-18, 1090 Vienna
►To learn more about the national healthcare system, see Healthcare in Austria
"Healthcare is different if you go to doctors/hospitals that are provided by the Austrian state health insurance versus private healthcare. With private care, they often allocate more time for you."
Read more about Romanian expat Dragos's experiences in Austria.
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