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Coronavirus: the most important information and contacts you should know
The National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health publishes a list of links and contacts that provides relevant, official and reliable information on Coronavirus, quarantine, recommendations etc. in Lithuania.
The Government gave green light to consolidation of the National Health Insurance Fund
The Government approved today the consolidation project of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) in order to optimize the activities of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF) and to make its management structure simpler. Thus, the compulsory health insurance (CHI) would be under responsibility of sole legal entity – NHIF with its regional units – from the beginning of 2021. They would replace the present territorial health insurance funds (THIF).
Another 130 million euros – for the planned salary increase for the entire medical community
The final formalities are at the last stage of preparation, which means that in May already, the entire medical community, i.e., all healthcare workers are expected to receive a salary increase due to the allocation of additional 130 million euros from the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF). The allocation of these funds constitutes the final stage of salary increases for all healthcare workers, which was agreed back in 2017.
Health Insurance Funds: residents will be able to receive even more free treatment services
In order to provide the Lithuanian residents with as many high-quality and safe medical services as possible, the health insurance funds have signed 1,483 agreements with medical institutions this year - three tens more than last year. These services are funded by the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF), so patients do not have to pay extra for them.
Important for the persons staying abroad: the NHIF urges to contact immediately for medical aid
The National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF) urges the residents staying in Europe, who have compulsory health insurance in Lithuania, to take care about the necessary documents for medical aid immediately. Part of the persons, who are abroad now, have left Lithuania without a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The specialists urge to contact the NHIF by general e-mail email@example.com immediately so that we could be able to send the certificates replacing EHIC without delay
The NHIF is going to provide remote services to the residents
Due to the extreme situation and quarantine announced in Lithuania, the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF) is going to provide remote services to the residents of the country starting with the 16th of March, Monday.
Medical aid abroad: some will be covered by the NHIF and some by private insurance
The National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF) informs that due to extreme situation, the Lithuanian residents, who have compulsory health insurance and stay in the EU Member States, have European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) and may continue using the guarantees granted by them.