Country Statistics

Total Population: 5,461,355


Estimated migrant population: 177,190


Estimated refugee population (2019): 965


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


Main migrant populations (2020):  Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine


Healthcare rights of migrants and HIV testing and treatment in Slovakia


Healthcare rights of migrants

Asylum seekers: Have the same rights and obligations in public health insurance as citizens of the Slovak Republic. Medical care for asylum seekers is covered by the state.


Refugees: Entitled to medical health insurance, which grants them the same rights as nationals. For refugees that are uninsured, the state shall pay their health insurance premiums.


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


HIV testing and treatment

Testing: Testing is free for all. Use the aidsmap European test finder to see where you can get tested for HIV. 

Treatment: There are 3 clinical treatment centres in Slovakia (Bratislava, Banská Bystrica, Košice).

Support Organisations

Human Rights League, Slovakia: 

Offers free legal assistance to refugees and migrants in Slovakia, with regards to migration, asylum and integration policy. Also offers help on matters related to family and employment law.

+421 918 366 968

Račianska 80, 831 02 Bratislava. (1st floor) Door no. 119 and 120 Nová Cvernovka, former dormitory building

Service(s): Legal help and representation, Advice and information