In the Vič-Rudnik unit of the Ljubljana Medical Center, another outpatient clinic for unidentified patients in Ljubljana is opening its doors. The first started operating on Monday, when clinics for the undefined were also opened in Maribor, Velenje and Celje.
Several Slovenian public health institutions are preparing to open clinics for the undocumented. By March 31, 2023, the Ministry of Health foresees a total of 94 outpatient clinics for unspecified patients across the country, the first of which began work on Monday.
After Ljubljana’s first outpatient clinic for unidentified patients in the Vič-Rudnik unit began accepting the first unidentified patients on Monday, a second one was opened in this unit, in which priority is given to patients who had the last selected personal physician in the Rudnik unit and they also have their medical documentation in this unit.
The identification of patients in the outpatient clinic for persons without a selected family doctor will take place simultaneously with their treatment due to health problems, ZD Ljubljana emphasizes. On Mondays, the clinic will be open from 4 to 7 p.m., on Tuesdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Meanwhile, the first Ljubljana clinic is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 14:00 to 18:00, on Tuesdays and Fridays from 07:00 to 11:00, and on Thursdays from 14:00 to 16:00.
Ordering an examination is mandatory, patients should call the phone number 01 4202 405 during office hours of the clinic. Patients who last had a selected personal physician in the Rudnik unit are asked to call 01 42 02 400 to order an examination.
At the same time, ZD Ljubljana announces that, given the number of staff available to work in clinics for the undefined, they will not initially be able to provide a definition to all patients who are currently without a personal physician. “Regardless of this, we will still provide medical care to all persons who need it, namely in units where they had a personal physician, i.e. in chronic, acute, administrative clinics and wound dressing clinics that have already been established.” they added.