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RSU Health Centre (Ambulance) is located on the ground floor of RSU’s Main building, but there is just one general practitioner working there, and prior scheduling 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 Street
Web: ars-med.lv

Health Centre 4


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

Dental Health

RSU Institute of Dentistry (Stomatoloģijas institūts) is located right next to the Main building of RSU 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 Street
To make appointments for other dental services check the homepage at
stomatologijasinstituts.lv

ARS Dental Clinic


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

Vaccination

Should a need arise for you to be vaccinated, you can do it in 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 cabinet 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 Street
Web: 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 Street
Web: www.aslimnica.lv/en/saturs/latvian-centre-infectious-diseases

Psychological Wellbeing & Counselling

Psychological wellbeing is extremely important, especially when under stress. Counselling services are available at RSU's 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 activities.

RSU will cover the costs of up to 20 individual appointments for one student of 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: 23 Kapseļu Street, Rīga, LV-1046
Web: psihosomatika.lv

Pharmacies

There are many pharmacies (aptieka) in Riga, where you can buy a wide range of medicine, receive 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 receive 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 buy a health insurance policy. The health insurance should include:

  • valid in Latvia and 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

For the immigration purpose, you will be asked to obtain a letter* from the health insurance company with the following information:

  • what area it covers
  • what expenses it covers
  • what services it covers

*The letter from the health insurance company can be in Latvian, English, French, Russian or German.

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
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for emergency and first aid, however, the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs do not accept EHIC. For immigration purpose you will be required to obtain a new insurance.
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.

Food alergies

If you have food alrgies 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" signs on them. 

Eco-stores