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The RSU Health Centre (Ambulance) is located on the ground floor of the RSU Main building, but there is just one general practitioner working there, and prior scheduling of an appointment is necessary. We suggest that you look at other medical providers in Riga, especially those closest to your place of residence. Here are some recommended medical providers:

 Clinics

ARS Medical Company


Call +371 67 201 006 for appointments
Address: 5 Skolas iela
ars-med.lv

Health Centre 4


Call +371 67 847 100 for appointments
Address: 117 K. Barona iela
vc4.lv

Dental Health

The RSU Institute of Dentistry (Stomatoloģijas institūts) is located right next to the RSU Main building and is the only health care institution in Latvia that covers all fields of dentistry.

Institute of Dentistry


Call +371 67455586 for appointments in general dentistry
Address: 20 Dzirciema iela
To make appointments for other dental services see the website at
stomatologijasinstituts.lv

ARS Dental Clinic


Call +371 67201047 for appointments
Address: 5 Skolas iela
arsdentalclinic.lv

Vaccination

Should a need arise for you to be vaccinated, you can do it at the Infectology Centre of Latvia, that provides active immunoprophylaxis with vaccines, and in case of emergency also passive immunoprophylaxis with immunoglobulin and serum.

In the vaccination department you can receive vaccination against: diphtheria and tetanus (free of charge), tick-borne encephalitis, hepatitis B, hepatitis A, influenza, meningococcal A and C infections, streptococcus (pneumococcus) infection, yellow fever, chicken pox, cholera, typhoid, rabies, polio, measles, rubella, and epidemic parotitis.

Latvian Centre of Infectious Diseases


Phone: +371 67 014 595
Address: 3 Linezera iela
www.aslimnica.lv/en/saturs/latvian-centre-infectious-diseases

Should you ever be bitten by a tick, make sure you know how to take it out. If you don’t, we suggest that you visit the Infectology Centre (free of charge). Service available 24/7.

Vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis is advised if you plan to spend some time outdoors, as approximately 15% of ticks in Latvia are disease-carriers.

Sexual Health

Latvian Centre of Infectious Diseases


Phone: +371 67 014 595
Address: 3 Linezera iela
www.aslimnica.lv/en/saturs/latvian-centre-infectious-diseases

Psychological Wellbeing & Counselling

Psychological well-being is extremely important, especially when under stress. Counselling services are available at the RSU Clinic of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy where highly qualified specialists in the field of psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy are ready to provide consultations, psychotherapy and other therapeutic services.

RSU will cover the costs of up to 20 individual appointments for one student from the RSU International Student Department or, in the event of group therapy – up to 30 group therapy appointments. To receive free appointments just present a valid student card.

Clinic of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy


Phone: +371 67625655
E-mail: infoatpsihosomatika[pnkts]lv
Address: 30 Kristapa iela, Rīga, LV-1046
psihosomatika.lv

Pharmacies

There are many pharmacies (aptieka) in Riga, where you can buy a wide range of medicines, obtain advice on the treatment of mild forms of various illnesses. Note that there are strict laws in Latvia regulating medication. Many medicines are available only with a prescription from a general practitioner. Unless the medicine you need can be substituted with other medication, you will have to go to the doctor to obtain a prescription.

Should you become ill, you must inform either the Dean's Office (full-time students), or the Erasmus Coordinator (exchange students) of your illness. After you have recovered, you must immediately provide the respective office with your sick-leave certificate, issued by a local medical practitioner.

Health Insurance

Prior to your arrival to Latvia, you should purchase a health insurance policy. The health insurance should include:

  • be valid in Latvia and the Schengen Area for at least one year
  • compensation of a minimum of 43 000 EUR (health-related expenses)
  • covers repatriation expenses to the country of origin
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for emergency and first aid, however, it is not meant for long-term usage or treatment for non-acute situations.

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

  • is not an alternative to travel insurance. It does not cover any private healthcare, costs for return flight to your home country or lost/stolen property
  • does not guarantee free services. As each country’s healthcare system is different, services that cost nothing at home might not be free in another country
  • gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 28 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) as people insured in that country
Insurance companies in Latvia that provide “Foreign Travel Insurance Policy”
The European Health Insurance Card is a mandatory requirement for Erasmus+ students studying at RSU.

Public health care service

Since the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is meant to cover acute illnesses only and is not meant for long-term usage or treatment for non-acute situations, you can use your health insurance obtained in your home country.

Obtain S1-form from your home country

The form can be obtained by the Social Security institution in your home country

This can’t be completed by you. It has to be completed by the institution!

Example of S1-form in English or in Latvian

Send the filled S1-form to the Cross-Border Healthcare Contact point

When you receive the completed S1-form from your home country’s Social Security institution, you should send the completed S1-form to the “Nacionālais veselības dienests” - Cross-Border Healthcare Contact point Central Office.

31 Cēsu iela, 6th entrance
Riga, Latvia, LV-1012
Secretariat: +37167043700
Contact point: +37167045005
Fax: +37167043701
E-mail: nvdatvmnvd[pnkts]gov[pnkts]lv

Register your S1-form

“Nacionālais veselības dienests” - Cross-Border Healthcare Contact point will register the S1-form with the State Official Registers and the Health Care Register.

Verify that all the information on the registration paper is correct!
After the procedure is completed correctly, the person is allowed to fully use the insurance in acute and non-acute situations (for example, you will be able to register with a family doctor). The Latvian public health care system will invoice your home country for all the costs.
The S1-form and its registration does not affect your social security status in any way and you are still covered by your home country. You can also use the insurance if needed.

Food allergies

If you have food allergies or sensitivity, there are multiple places in Riga where you can get ecological food, gluten-free food, lactose-free food, etc. Special eco-stores as well as shopping malls and pharmacies provide many options. Before buying the product, pay attention to the packaging, look for products that have "eco", "gluten-free", "lactose-free" labels on them. 

Eco-stores