Malta: Moving On, Up & Away

GP Doctor Services Available 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week!

I often find that Malta can be so far behind the rest of Europe that it almost brings me to tears, but today I have a great initiative to share with you! I don’t know how long this has been in practice but I’ve only just become aware of it, but it’s actually possible to see a GP doctor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in Malta. This means that whenever you feel unwell or need to see a doctor, you can use this reasonably priced drop in service to see someone, no matter the time or the day.

24/7 Doctor Surgery Available in Malta

GP Doctor Services Available 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week!This 24/7 doctors surgery is available at St James hospitals in Sliema and in Zabbar. It’s a drop in service, so no need to make an appointment, which is great as you can head straight there whenever you need, although does run the risk of long waits if there is a large queue. However, as it’s open 24/7, so long as it’s not desperately urgent, at least you can try and time your visit cleverly so the drop in should be quiet.

St James is a private hospital, so if you have insurance, you should check if they’d cover the drop in, but for those of you without private healthcare, you simply pay at the end of the consultation and the prices are incredibly reasonable. These prices are for the consultation alone, so be aware that if you have any kinds of extra tests, scans etc then extra charges will apply.

Sliema 24 Hour Doctor Prices

Weekday Doctor Costs St James in Sliema

07:30 – 19:30 = €15
19:30 – 07:30 = €25

Saturday Doctor Costs St James in Sliema

07:30 – 13:00 = €15
13:00 – 19:30 = €25
19:30 – 00:00 = €25
00:00 – 07:30 = €30

Sunday Doctor Costs St James in Sliema

07:30 – 19:30 = €25
19:30 – 07:30 = €30

Zabbar 24 Hour Doctor Prices

Weekday Doctor Costs St James in Zabbar

07:30 – 19:30 = €12
19:30 – 07:30 = €22.50

Saturday Doctor Costs St James in Zabbar

07:30 – 13:00 = €12
13:00 – 19:30 = €15
19:30 – 00:00 = €26.50
00:00 – 07:30 = €26.50

Sunday Doctor Costs St James in Zabbar

07:30 – 19:30 = €22.50
19:30 – 07:30 = €26.50

Doctors Open on Sunday

It’s so nice to now have a place where we can visit a doctor not only in the evenings but also on weekends, including Sundays. It means we don’t have to take time off work to fit in a visit, or wait until the morning if we’re struck ill after office hours and, even better, we now don’t have to wait until Monday if we desperately need to see someone on the weekend but don’t want to overburden A&E more than they already are. It’s an amazing solution from St James and one I know will come in handy for most people at some point.

4 Comments

  1. Scott Lee Holloway

    This sounds great! I was wondering about Healthcare and dental care in Malta.

    You take all these things for granted really in day to day life but as I’ll be moving at some point this year I have started to do more research. I hear the healthcare is meant to be to a very good standard particularly with the fancy and relatively new Hospital Mater Dei but can find little information on how dental care works and how much this costs in Malta.

    What areas do you find Malta is most behind the rest of Europe in? I’m curious to see if any of them are things I’ll miss from the UK :)

    Happy New Year by the way!

    Scott.

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    1. Rhi (Post author)

      The public healthcare is really good and the private is amazing, and super cheap so everyone is in safe hands. Dental work here is cheaper than the UK I think and much easier to get an appointment! You don’t have to register at a dentist, just call up any clinic and make an appointment. You’re looking at around €30- €40 for a checkup and then tooth removal (for example) would be from €50-€80 depending on the place.

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      1. Scott Lee Holloway

        Oh fab! Sounds like I’ll be in safe hands then :)

        Thanks for the super useful info as always! :D

        Scott.

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  2. Kate

    Agreed. Where I lived in the US, we had a 24/7 “urgent care” clinic – smaller & less equipped than an A&E, and handling all of the cases that were too urgent to wait for a doctor’s appointment but not big enough to require A&E. I never understood why every place in the US doesn’t have this, and it’s nice to know we have it in Malta!

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