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Hospitals and Clinics in Malta

Despite the island’s very small size, hospitals in Malta have very good reputations. The island offers excellent medical care, both general and specialized. In the event of a medical emergency or need for specific treatments, many public or private health facilities will be able to treat you.

Public hospitals in Malta

If you are an EU national either on holiday in Malta or working on the island, you can access healthcare at public hospitals free of charge. Do not forget to bring your European health insurance card or your Maltese social security number. You will also need to bring your latest payslip.

Mater Dei, Msida

This public hospital opened in 2007 and is the largest hospital in Malta. It is equipped for most surgical procedures and deals with emergencies as well as specific consultations. It is a university hospital, which trains students in medicine and various types of care, including international students who are doing an internship in the medical profession.

Types of care

General care, general and specific surgery, maternity, paediatrics, endoscopy, general surgery, severe burns department, cardiology, gynaecology, obstetrics, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, psychiatric unit.

Mater Dei also has a clinic available for general consultations.

Contact and opening hours

Website: Mater Dei Hospital

Phone: +356 2545 0000

Address: Triq Dun Karm, L-Imsida, MSD2090

24-hour emergency service. Outpatient service Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 15:00

Sir Paul Boffa Hospital, Floriana

This hospital is specialized in cancer diseases, skin diseases and palliative care. It recently moved its various departments to other hospitals, only keeping the dermatological department.

Types of care

Dermatology, Department of Physiotherapy, Lymphoma Care

Contact and opening hours

Website: SPBH

Address: Harper Lane, Floriana, Malta

Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Karin Grech Hospital, Msida

It is a rehabilitation and convalescence hospital, dealing more with specific care. It is part of the former Saint Luke General Hospital, which is now closed.

Types of care

Rehabilitation for people with cognitive or physical impairment after cardiac arrest, stroke, brain injury or other serious accident.

This hospital provides day care for people aged 60 and over, referred by their GP or by a clinic in Malta, for example.

Contact and opening hours

Website: Karin Grech Hospital

Phone: +356 2208 0000

Guardamangia Hill, Msida, Malta

Opening hours: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Gozo General Hospital, Victoria

It is the largest hospital in the archipelago of Malta, with 270 beds, and the only hospital in Gozo.

It is the equivalent of Mater Dei, and offers all types of general care, emergency or consultation, and also handles most surgeries.

Types of care

General care and general surgery (cardiology, neurology, maternity, paediatrics, oncology, chemotherapy, dermatology etc.).

It also has a psychiatric and geriatric department.

Contact and opening hours

Website: Gozo General Hospital

Phone: +356 2210 6000

Address: Għajn Qatet St, Victoria VCT 2520

Hospital open 24/7 for emergencies.

Mount Carmel Hospital, Attard

It is a psychiatric hospital, located in Attard. It welcomes permanent patients, in rehabilitation and/or convalescence. It also has a department dedicated to the elderly suffering from degenerative diseases.

Types of care

Daily care and support for people suffering from mental illnesses.

Contact and opening hours

Website: Mount Carmel Hospital

Phone: +356 2141 5183

Address: Notabile Road, Attard, Malta

Open 24/24

Private hospitals and clinics in Malta

If you want more specific care and to avoid waiting times as much as possible, several private hospitals and clinics are also available. Make sure to have private insurance to cover your expenses, as consultations and/or surgeries carried out in these establishments will not be covered by social security.

St. James Hospital, Sliema and Zabbar

These are the most well-known private hospitals in Malta. They are part of an international group with establishments also in Hungary and Libya. They are very modern hospitals with state-of-the-art equipment.

Zabbar Hospital also has a maternity ward.

A clinic specializing in ophthalmology has also opened in Birkirkara: The Saint James Eye Clinic. It offers excellent services, using the latest medical technologies.

Types of care

All general care and specializations: General and specialized surgery, endoscopy, oncology, physiotherapy, implantology, radiology, obstetrics, maternity (Zabbar).

General consultations are also possible in Sliema if you need to see a doctor without an appointment.

Ophthalmological clinic: General ophthalmology examinations, treatment of glaucoma, cataract, establishment of various diagnoses, use of laser surgery…

Contact and opening hours

Website: St James Hospital

Phone: +356 2329 1000

Addresses: George Borg Olivier Street, Sliema and Triq Tal-Hotba, Zejtun

Opening hours:

Sliema: 24 hours a day for emergencies, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for outpatients.

Zabbar: 24 hours a day for emergencies, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for outpatients.

Birkirkara: Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saint Mark’s Clinic, Msida

This small private clinic handles all general surgery consultations, and also specific consultations and surgeries. It does not have an emergency department.

Types of care

General surgery, paediatrics, gastroenterology, radiology, cardiology, plastic surgery, gynaecology, obstetrics, hypno-therapy etc.

Contact and opening hours

Website: St Marks Clinic

Phone: +356 2123 9488, +356 2124 2966 et +356 2124 6653

Address: Clarence Street, Msida

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Da Vinci Hospital, Birkirkara

This hospital is very well equipped to treat most medical cases. Many doctors and surgeons work there. The hospital is also expanding and is seeking to develop other health care services.

Types of care

General surgery, radiology, gynaecology, plastic surgery, urology, paediatrics, orthopaedics, gastroenterology, dental services, ENT services, ophthalmology etc.

You can also consult a doctor for free medical advice, without an appointment.

Contact and opening hours

Website: Davinci Health

Phone: +356 2149 1200

Address: Karmenu Pirotta Road, Birkirkara, Malta

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Consultation centres in Malta

For general and non-emergency medical consultations, the centres are located in the main towns and in the centre of the island. They are called Health Centres. You can go there without an appointment.

Care and consultation are reimbursed by Maltese Social Security, but you must go to the clinic assigned to you according to your town of residence. Remember to bring your ID and social security number with you.

Around Valletta

Floriana Health Centre

This centre treats residents of the following cities: Pieta’, G’Mangia, Valletta, Floriana, Hamrun, Santa Venera, Marsa, Zurrieq, Safi, Luqa, Mqabba, Qrendi, Kirkop et Hal-Far

Contact: + 356 2124 3314, located at Frangisk Saver Fenech Road, Floriana. Open 24 hours a day.

Cospicua Health Centre

This centre treats resident of the following cities: Cospicua, Vittoriosa, Senglea and Kalkara.

Contact: +356 2167 5492, +356 2167 3292 et +356 2182 1727. Located at L. Jun Street, Cospicua. Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday until 1 p.m.

Paola Health Centre

This centre treats residents of the following cities: Paola, Tarxien, Santa Lucia, Birzebbuga, Zejtun, Marsaxlokk, Zabbar, Marsascala, Xghajra, Fgura, Gudja, Ghaxaq, Benghajsa.

Contact: +356 2169 1314 et +356 2169 1315, located in Antoine De Paule Square, Paola. Open 24 hours a day.

Around Birkirkara

Gzira Health Centre

This centre treats residents of the following cities: Msida, Ta’ Xbiex, Gzira, Sliema, Kappara, San Gwann, Taz-Zwejt, St. Julian’s, Swieqi, L-Ibrag, St. Andrew’s, Pembroke, High Ridge and  Victoria Gardens.

Contact: +356 2133 7245, +356 2134 4766 and +356 2133 7244. Located at Meme’ Scicluna Square, Gzira. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Birkirkara Health Centre

It mainly treats the residents of Birkirkara.

Contact: + 356 2149 4960, located at Tumas Fenech Road, Birkirkara, Malta.

Open daily from 7am to 8pm, except Saturday until 2pm.

Qormi Health Centre

This centre treats residents of the following cities: Qormi, Zebbug, Mriehel and Siggiewi.

Contact: +356 2148 4450, +356 2148 4453, located at Victory Road, Qormi.

Open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday until 1 p.m.

In the central region

Mosta Health Centre

This centre treats residents of the following cities: Mosta, Iklin, Santa Venera, Naxxar, Gharghur, Mgarr, Ghajn Tuffieha, St. Paul’s Bay, Mellieha, Burmarrad, Bugibba, Qawra, Bahar ic-Caghaq, Madliena, Fleur-de-lys, Salina, Xemxija, Manikata, Bidnija, Zebbiegh, Maghtab, Ta’ Qali, Ta’ Paris, Ghadira, Cirkewwa.

Contact: +356 2143 3256, +356 2143 2062, +356 2141 1065. Located in Rotunda Square, Mosta. Open 24 hours a day.

Rabat Health Centre

This centre treats residents of the following cities: Rabat, Mdina, Dingli, Attard, Bidnija and Kuncizzjoni.

Contact: +356 2145 9082 and +356 2145 9083. Located at Civic Centre, St. Paul’s Square, Rabat. Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday until 1 p.m.

In Gozo

Only one consultation centre is available in Gozo. It is in Victoria, Dr. Anton Tabone Street.

Contact: +356 2156 1600

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