MEDICAL EMERGENCY (HITNA MEDICINSKA POMOĆ) 194 (00385 194 from a foreign number)
Jelsa’s Accident and Emergency Department (A&E, ‘Hitna medicinska pomoć’) and the general practice Health Centre (‘Dom Zdravlja’) share the same building at the western edge of Jelsa. The area is called ‘Pelinje’. The Health Centre is on a side road which links the main E16 road to Vitarnja and Vrboska. To get to it from the main road, you turn left just past the INA petrol station, if you are coming from the Stari Grad direction towards Jelsa, or turn right just before the petrol station if you are heading out of Jelsa towards Stari Grad. The building is on a hill, so if you are going to it on foot, you have to climb a lot of stairs! By road, you drive up a side road to reach the parking levels. The top level is mainly reserved for A&E needs, including the ambulances, while the lower level is for general use. Parking is free of charge.
The Emergency services operate 24 hours a day, every day of the year. To contact the centre in case of a medical emergency, ring (00385) 194 and ask for the Jelsa Emergency Health Centre / Hitna pomoć. If necessary, an ambulance will be sent out, with a doctor for immediate evaluation and treatment. If possible, the patient is treated at the Jelsa A&E centre. However, investigations such as X-rays and scans have to be done elsewhere, either in Hvar Town or in Split. For major problems, immediate airlift by helicopter or speedboat to Split may be organized.
Foreign visitors from countries which are signatories to the Health Care Convention do not have to pay for emergency medical care in Croatia. Those from other countries are liable to costs according to the current tariff.
Jelsa’s Health Centre
The Medical Centre is staffed by general practitioners, a physiatrist, epidemiologist and nurses. It is usually possible to arrange consultations there if needed, and for these a fee is charged.
GP Dr. D. Carić (00385) (0)21 778 682
GP Dr. A. Zujić (00385) (0)21 778 680
Physiatrist Dr. T Carić (00385) (0)21 778 681
Epidemiological services: (00385) (0)91 151 2010
There is a dental practice in the Health Centre, and a separate private dental practice next to the bus station in Jelsa.
Health Centre dentists: Dr. Katarina Čadež / Dr. Tomislav Pupić
Dental Centar Tomić: Dr. Ivo Tomić (00385) (0)91 236 3330; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jelsa’s Pharmacy is on the main street leading into Jelsa, opposite the entrance to the main car park.
Pharmacist: Mirela Peronja (00385) (0)21761108
Stari Grad Pharmacy, Phone +385 (0)21765061
Hvar Pharmacy, Phone +385 (0)21741002