The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) we have with Malta may cover some of your medical costs in Malta’s public health system.
To be eligible it must be:
- essential care that can’t wait till you get home
- within 6 months after the day you arrive.
The agreement covers care in a government hospital which includes:
- nursing care
It also covers hospital out-patient care provided by:
- specialists in government service
- care at a health centre from a public doctor or nurse
- ambulance travel to hospital in an emergency
- necessary immediate dental care provided by government hospital.
What it doesn’t cover
The agreement doesn’t cover:
- dental work that isn’t urgent, for example fillings
- dental prostheses and appliances, your travel insurance may cover some of these and other extra costs.
What to do
If you need medical care, visit a health centre or public hospital.
Be ready to show your passport and Medicare card.
Page last updated: 16 January 2020
This information was printed 16 July 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/reciprocal-health-care-agreements/when-australians-go-overseas/about-reciprocal-health-care-agreements/visiting-malta. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.