7.12.13 Access to health care

Only Croatia reported developments in the field of health care, where the Ministry of Health prepared a draft ordinance on health care standards for applicants and beneficiaries of international protection. This was submitted for e-consultation and was in the final stages. Civil society organisations noted that the staff of health centres were often not informed that the costs of medical treatments for beneficiaries of international protection were paid by the Ministry of Health, which caused many issues in practice.665

Among the concerns raised, Asylex signalled that access to health care remains an issue even after recognition, in particular for mental health care and dental treatments.666 Beneficiaries of international protection in Poland continued to face long administrative delays before receiving the necessary documentation to access health care.667 
 

665 AIDA Croatia. (2020). Country Report: Croatia - 2019 Update. Edited by ECRE. Written by Croatian Law Centre. https://www.asylumineurope.org/sites/default/files/report-download/aida_hr_2019update.pdf
666 AsyLex. (2020). Input to “EASO Asylum Report 2020: Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union". https://www.easo.europa.eu/sites/default/files/easo-annual-report-2019-AsyLex-Switzerland-contribution.pdf
667 AIDA Poland. (2020). Country Report: Poland - 2019 Update. Edited by ECRE. Written by Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. https://www.asylumineurope.org/sites/default/files/report-download/aida_pl_2019update.pdf

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