HEALTHCARE FOR REGUEES AND ASYLUM-SEEKERS IN POLAND

As a woman applying for international protection in Poland you have the right to the protection of reproductive health and associated medical services.

Reproductive health means that you can decide if you want to have children and that you have the freedom to decide how many, as well as when and how often. It is also a comprehensive approach to a woman’s health at every stage of her life.

We invite you to read our brochure on how to access reproductive health services in Poland.

The leaflet was commissioned by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is available in English and Russian.

Download “WOMAN’S HEALTH — What are your rights in Poland?

Download “ЗДОРОВЬЕ ЖЕНЩИН – на что вы имеете право в Польше?

WHERE TO LOOK FOR HELP?

If you experience violence but are afraid to report it, you can talk about it with your doctor and ask him or her to report this to the police and to submit the “Blue Card” application. The “Blue Card” is a procedure by means of which the police specially protects families and checks whether the acts of violence happen again, offers therapy for the abuser and isolates them from other family members, if necessary.

In case of any doubts, questions or problems regarding reproductive health, you may contact the Federation for Women and Family Planning by calling at 22 635 93 95.

You can also obtain information at Petra Medica Sp. z o.o. in Warsaw, which coordinates medical assistance for persons in the procedure of international protection, at 22 740 20 20.

Other institutions supporting foreigners:

Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights — phone: 22 556 44 40 ext. 2, Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Association for Legal Intervention — phone: +48 880 145 372, Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ocalenie Foundation – phone:  22 828 04 50