There are two health care systems in Croatia: public and private.
Croatian Health Insurance Fund is responsible for public health care program. Health care contributions in Croatia are mandatory for all employed citizens. The dependents obtain their health care coverage through contributions paid by working members of their families. Self-employed workers in Croatia are also obliged to pay health care contributions. Croatian citizens who belong to a particulary vulnerable category are exempt from paying health care contributions; retired people and persons with low income are insured and have access to health care facilities - contractual partners - of the Croatian Health Insurance Fund (CHIF).
Croatian citizens have an option to obtain health services within private health care providers which are not CHIF contracted partners, either through direct payment or through supplemental insurance which is covering the payment.
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