All persons under insurance system in Latvia have a family practitioner.
Person not residing in Latvia may also visit a family practitioner.
If person would like to visit a medical specialist the referral from family practitioner is needed.
No referrals are needed for direct approach specialist: psychiatrist, pulmonologist for tuberculosis treatment, venereologist, narcologist, endocrinologist for diabetes or private specialists.
Visiting private specialists, the patient pays for his treatment by himself/herself in full amount.
To get information about available family practitioner You can call information line free of charge.
For hospitalisation, with the exception of emergency health care, is referral from general practitioner or medical specialist required.