Medical Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

Emergency Care for Children

The Pediatric Clinic at the University of Sarajevo, Kosevo Hospital is available in the case of pediatric emergencies. They have inpatient beds and pediatric intensive care units.

Phone: (033) 297-000
Address: Bolnicka 25, Sarajevo

The Institute of Emergency Medical Care will see children on a 24-hour basis.

Phone: 124 or 611-111
Address: Kolodvorska 14, Sarajevo

The State Hospital also has a pediatric clinic. However it is not highly equipped for pediatric emergencies, nor does it have inpatient pediatric wards.

Phone: (033) 285-100
Address: Kranjceviceva 19, Sarajevo

Fees for Medical Services

Bosnian health services are not as standardized regarding fees. Most private clinics have a list of prices of procedures available. The prices are usually similar between clinics. Some private clinics may charge slightly higher prices to the international community. To avoid misunderstandings, fees should always be discussed on initial consultation or when the appointment is made. Public health facilities, such as ambulances (clinics) and hospitals, have standard “international” fees for services. These fees can be three times the usual “Bosnian” fees. You should discuss fees before receiving services.

If your health insurance policy does provide coverage outside the United States, you should remember to carry both your insurance policy identity card as proof of such insurance and a claim form. Although many health insurance companies will pay “customary and reasonable” hospital costs abroad, very few will pay for medical evacuation back to the United States. Medicare does not provide coverage for hospital or medical costs outside the United States.

After Hours Pharmacies in Sarajevo

“Bascarsija” Pharmacy
Obala Kulina Bana 25
Phone: (033) 272-300

Novo Sarajevo
Zmaja od Bosne 51
Phone: (033) 713-830

U.S. Poison Control Center

National Capitol Poison Center
Washington, D.C. (001) 202-625-3333