Like many other European States Lithuania has put in place the compulsory health insurance (CHI) privalomasis sveikatos draudimas or PSD in Lithuanian) system. All citizens and foreigners of the Republic of Lithuania permanently residing in Lithuania (having place of residence declared in Lithuania), as well as persons who are legally employed and temporarily residing in Lithuania must pay monthly health insurance contributions, and in case of an insured event have the right to receive personal health care services paid for from the budget of the fund. The individuals not covered with the CHI are required to pay for health care services themselves.
For more information please visit: Compulsory Health Insurance in Lithuania (renkuosilietuva.lt).
For unemployed residents who leave Lithuania, the obligation to pay contributions is valid until the declaration of their departure from the country. These contributions are not paid by persons who have left Lithuania and declared a change of place residence, if they are not subject to tax liability in Lithuania. Thus, participation in the CHI scheme is linked to resident status and the payment of CHI contributions.
For more information please visit: About Compulsory health insurance | National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (lrv.lt).