112 – LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCIES
+386 1 522 84 08 – EMERGENCY UNIT DOCTOR
The Ljubljana Basic Emergency First Aid Infirmary (SNMP) for adults is available 24/7 and is located in the Emergency Department of the Ljubljana University Medical Centre (slo. Ljubljanski univerzitetni klinični center; entrance from the Bohoričeva ulica Street). The infirmary provides urgent medical treatment and assistance.
For urgent medical assistance in life-threatening situations at home, in traffic accidents or in other situations, call the free telephone number 112.
For an urgent home visit when the patient’s condition suddenly deteriorates, call +386 1 522 84 08.
PAYMENT FOR SERVICES
The patients are not required to pay for urgent medical treatment. If the medical services are not urgent, the Slovene health care legislation requires the patient to cover the cost of the services.
Before examination at the SNMP, the patients need to fill out and sign a form. By signing the form, the patient agrees to cover the costs of the medical treatment if the medical services prove to be non-urgent.
BEFORE GOING TO THE BASIC EMERGENCY FIRST AID INFIRMARY (SNMP), PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT URGENT MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED. IN NON-URGENT CASES, PLEASE VISIT YOUR GENERAL PRACTITIONER (GP).
As specified in the Rules of Compulsory Health Insurance (slo. Pravila ZZZS), the emergency rooms only provide patients with assistance in life-threatening conditions that require urgent emergency care. The SNMP cannot provide referrals for doctor appointments and prescriptions for regular medication.
On workdays between 7 AM and 7 PM, your general practitioner (GP) (or a substitute physician) is available at your unit in the Ljubljana Community Health Centre.
Basic Emergency First Aid Infirmary is only to be used in truly urgent situations.
Leaflet: When to visit the Emergency Room?
In case of a sudden cardiac arrest outside hospital grounds, it is very important to determine the patient’s state as quickly as possible, call for emergency medical assistance, and begin the CPR. The CPR is crucial for the patient’s survival, especially if it is initiated within the first 4 minutes after the cardiac arrest.