Updated 31.03.21

Healthcare rights of migrants

Asylum seekers: Can only access emergency medical assistance and necessary treatment of illness and serious mental disorders. Prenatal and postnatal care are not included under emergency. 

Children under 18 can access the same healthcare rights as nationals. 


Refugees: Are entitled to comprehensive healthcare and have the same healthcare rights as Croatian citizens. 

Undocumented migrants: Can access emergency and long term health care through Doctors of the World.

HIV testing and treatment

Testing: Testing is free, anonymous, and available in 10 locations across the country. 

Use the aidsmap European test finder to see where you can get tested for HIV. 


Treatment: Treatment is free for those who have health insurance.

Country Statistics

Total Population: 4,105,267


Estimated migrant population: 576,883


Estimated refugee population (2019): 916


Estimated number of undocumented migrants (2019): N/A


Main migrant populations (2020): Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary, Italy