The Official Development Agency of the City of Vilnius

Eligibility for Compulsory Health Insurance (PSD)

The following qualify for PSD:

  • Lithuanian citizens; 
  • Foreigners permanently residing in Lithuania:
    • Non-EU: With permanent residence permit;
    • EU: With certificate confirming the right of permanent residence in Lithuania (issued for 10 years); 
  • Foreigners temporarily residing in Lithuania if legally employed (+ their children);
  • Foreigners who have worked in Lithuania for at least 6 months and have registered at the Employment Service;
  • Foreigners granted additional protection in Lithuania and unaccompanied minors.

The following do not qualify for PSD:

  • Individuals with a Schengen visa;
  • Individuals with a national (D) visa;
  • Individuals with a temporary residence permit or a Temporary Residence card as a family member of a European Union citizen.

It is important to note that if you are employed, or have worked in Lithuania for 6 months, and registered with the Labor Exchange, you automatically qualify for PSD. 

If you are not covered by PSD, you will need to either:

  1. Purchase private health insurance (BTA, Gjensidige, Seesam, Ergo, Lietuvos draudimas, IF). Full list here.
  2. Pay each time you have to visit a doctor.


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