Health & Pharmacies

For most medication, you have the option of either obtaining prescription or non-prescription (over-the counter) when purchasing medication along with medical expert advice at all pharmacies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. However, it is highly recommended that you first collect a doctor’s prescription for medication regarding the type of medicine and dosage when sending it to the pharmacy.

Typically, the pharmacies’ working hours are Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 4:00 PM and usually half of the schedule (until 1:00PM) on Saturdays. Nevertheless, there are pharmacies operating longer hours (typically from 8:00AM to 8:00PM), and are usually located near hospitals or health centers, or certain pharmacies open 24/7 based on municipalities they cover.

The Sarajevo University Hospital is the largest public hospital in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The services are usually free, although they aren’t necessarily the best as the lack of assets equals lack of utilities. There is a number of private hospitals and clinics in Bosnia and Herzegovina with relatively good prices for their services, where facilities are much better taken care of, equipment is available, and patients receive the attention they need.

Dentistry is one of the most commonly known medical services, especially by expats or well-informed visitors. This is due to a fact that Bosnia and Herzegovina offers high quality dental service at very affordable prices.

Bosnia and Herzegovina has a long tradition in using natural thermal water for healing purposes. Thermal springs across the country were first used by the Romans. There are over 15 spas in the country (Reumal in Fojnica, Slatina in Banja Luka, Banja Vrućica in Teslić, etc) which have different applications in treatment depending on the resource features.

If you need more information about options on doing dental work or using spa services in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we can provide the best solution for perfect combination of medical treatment and tours inspired with relaxation and serenity.