Healthcare in Vienna

How to find a General Practitioner, doctor, physician in Vienna

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Vienna boasts of an excellent healthcare system. The services of the city's top medical experts are available to all patients irrespective of age, income or living circumstances.

Having health insurance means access to all services and benefits rendered by Vienna's health care institutions, including routine treatment as well as organ transplants. Most vaccinations are free for children and young people up to the age of 15. Adults are entitled to one free preventive medical check-up per year.

For a more detailed guide to healthcare in Vienna, please click here. For a list of reputed doctors in Vienna, please click here.

If you're looking for English speaking doctors, you'll find them on this link.


Hospitals are well regarded internationally and are equipped with excellent equipment. Vienna has a wide range of hospitals offering different types of treatment. They are supported by the Vienna Hospital Association and other organisations.

The General Hospital is Vienna's biggest hospital with more than 2,200 beds and almost 9,000 staff. Click here for a list of all hospitals in the city.

Update 16/05/2009


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