U.S. citizens living or traveling abroad should make sure they have adequate medical insurance that will cover expenses incurred abroad. Medicare and Medicaid are only valid in the United States. Some private U.S. medical insurance companies will pay for expenses abroad, but most require that the patient pay the bill first, then file for reimbursement. Hospitals and health care providers will expect payment if you are not covered by the Maltese public health care system. We do not have funding to help cover medical expenses of U.S. citizens in Malta. You may find it useful to look into the possibility of obtaining a policy that specifically covers expenses incurred overseas.
The Emergency Assistance number in Malta and Gozo is 112.
Disclaimer: The U.S. 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. 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.
Mater Dei Hospital, a government administered facility, serves as Malta’s primary medical facility. It has an intensive care unit and emergency equipment. For more information, please visit the website here.
Mater Dei Hospital
Other hospitals/clinics in Malta include:
- St. James Hospital (several locations) – private
- Da Vinci Hospital (Birkirkara) – private
- St. Anne’s Clinic (Birkirkara)- private
Gozo is served by a smaller government facility, Gozo General Hospital. A number of government health clinics located in towns and villages provide first aid.
Public Health Centers: (The Maltese Department of Health instructions are: “The public should attend the health centre of their catchment area. People without an ID card will not be attended to.” You should go to the Health Center based on your locality. The locality is the one you have on your Maltese ID card or on your Maltese residential address, if you are not in possession of a Maltese ID.
Pharmacies in Malta and Gozo are generally open Mondays through Saturdays at varying hours. For a list of pharmacies according to locality please visit: https://www.pharmacy.com.mt/localities/.
For a schedule of pharmacies open on Sundays please visit the roster page for the rotating schedule.