Medical Assistance

American 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 American 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 American citizens in Malta.  You may find it useful to look into the possibility of obtaining a policy that specifically covers expenses incurred overseas.

Disclaimer: The 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. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. 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.

The Emergency Assistance number in Malta and Gozo is 112


Medical Resources:

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
Birkirkara by Pass, Is Swatar
+356 2545 0000

Other hospitals (both private and public) in Malta include:

Gozo is served by a smaller Government facility, Gozo General Hospital, staffed by Steward Health Care.  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.

If you are not in possession of a residency card or Maltese ID, and you are not in an emergency, please visit a private hospital mentioned above.

The Mosta, Paola and Floriana health centres are open for emergencies 24 hours 7 days a week.

The health centre in Gżira is also open for emergencies from 8am to 5pm with a nursing service available between 8am and 8pm on Sundays and public holidays.

  • Birkirkara Health Centre

    Caters for Balzan, Iklin, Lija.

  • Bormla Health Centre

    Caters for Birgu, Bormla, Isla, Kalkara.

  • Floriana Health Centre

    Caters for Ħamrun, Valletta, Żurrieq and other …

  • Gżira Health Centre

    Caters for Msida, San Ġwann, Sliema and …

  • Mosta Health Centre

    Caters for Mellieħa, Mġarr, Naxxar and other …

  • Paola Health Centre

    Caters for Fgura, Marsascala, Marsaxlokk and other …

  • Qormi Health Centre

    Caters for Siġġiewi, Żebbuġ.

  • Rabat Health Centre

    Caters for Attard, Dingli and other localities.

  • Victoria, Gozo Health Centre

    Caters for all localities in Gozo.

Pharmacies in Malta and Gozo are generally open Mondays through Saturdays at varying hours. For a list of pharmacies according to locality please visit:

For a schedule of pharmacies open on Sundays please visit the roster page for the rotating schedule.

Some localities are mentioned below:

Chemimart City Gate Pharmacy, Valletta

City Gate

Chemimart Pharmacy Republic Street, Valletta

20/21, Triq ir-Repubblika

Collis Williams Pharmacy, Valletta

15, Triq ir-Repubblika

Balluta Pharmacy, San Ġiljan

7, Pjazza Balluta

Melita Pharmacy, San Ġiljan

127, Triq San Ġorġ

Potter Chemists, San Ġiljan

Triq Wilġa, Paceville

St. Julians Pharmacy, San Ġiljan

25, Triq G. Borg Olivier

Air Ambulance 1
10830 Craighead Dr. Houston, TX, USA 77025
+1 (832) 900-9000

Amr Air Ambulance
8001 South Interport Blvd., Ste 250
Englewood, Co, USA 80112
01 720 875 9182

Corporate Headquarters
480 333 3700

Medilink International Air Ambulance
99 Mill Street,
Qormi, Qrm3100, Malta
356 2278 5785

Birmingham International Airport
4900 69th Street North, Birmingham
800 963 3538

Phoenix Air
100 Phoenix Drive, Sw
Catersville, Georgia, USA 30120
800 334 5360

Sos International
Alarm Center,
Philadelphia, Pa, USA
800 523 8930

This list was updated on: July 16, 2020.