Funding in Slovakia
The cost of assistive technology is partially covered by health care insurances or district authorities - departments of social services, sometimes with co- financing by the user. In some cases non-governmental organisations can help.
Health care insurances
Health care insurances loan assistive technology according to certification given by a medical specialist – orthopaedists, neurologist, ophthalmologists, remedial physician, and following approval by the assessing physician. A list of assistive technology can be found in Medical Rule Act No. 98/1995 Coll.
Všeobecná zdravotná poisťovňa
Spoločná zdravotná poisťovňa
Zdravotná poisťovňa Dôvera
District authorities departments of social services
The department of social services supports a wider range of assistive technologies, including environmental control devices for the home, for personal assistance, for transport and so on.
Non governmental organisations
Financial help from non-governmental organisations is available for purchasing assistive technology.