Lithuania

Updated 31.03.21

Healthcare rights of migrants

Asylum seekers: During the asylum application processing period (3 months), asylum seekers have the right to receive free of charge emergency medical assistance and social services at the Aliens’ Registration Center or Refugees’ Reception Center.

 

Refugees: Can access free health care provided by the Lithuanian state during their period of integration. 

During the period of integration, refugees are insured with compulsory health insurance from funds allocated for integration. After the integration is over, general health insurance rules apply. Refugees that are employed are insured with compulsory health insurance with employer’s funds, those engaged in individual activities cover insurance by themselves, while those registered at labor exchange are insured with State funds.

 

Undocumented migrants: Can access emergency care free of charge. They may access primary and secondary care in return for payment of the full cost. 

HIV testing and treatment

Testing: Free only for pregnant women, prisoners, blood/organ donors and other vulnerable groups. It is done via NGOs and is confidential.

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

Treatment: Free for all, although access is limited for those in prison.

Country Statistics

Total Population: 2,697,420

 

Estimated migrant population: 136,036

 

Estimated refugee population (2019): 1,822

 

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

 

Main migrant populations (2020): Russia, Belarus, Ukraine