What is healthcare in Bulgaria like?

Facilities and Health Information:

Bulgarian physicians are trained to a very high standard, but most hospitals and clinics, especially in village areas, are generally not equipped or maintained to U.S. or Western European standards. Basic medical supplies and over-the-counter and prescription medications are widely available, but highly specialized treatment may be unavailable. Pediatric facilities are underfunded and lack sufficient equipment. Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the United States may cost thousands of dollars. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health services.

Drinking Water Source - % of rural population improved"

99%

Drinking Water Source - % of total population unimproved:

0.5%

Drinking Water Source - % of urban population improved:

99.6%

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

0.1%

Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population:

6.6

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

3,800

Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population:

3.76

Sanitation Facility Access - % of urban population improved:

100%

Sanitation Facitlity Access - % of rural population improved:

100%

Disability Access In Bulgaria

Accessibility:

While in Bulgaria, individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation very different from what is found in the United States. The law requires improved access to buildings for persons with disabilities, and new public works projects take this requirement into account; however, this law is rarely enforced in older buildings. Bulgarian law prohibits discrimination against persons with physical and mental disabilities in employment, education, access to health care, and the provision of other state services; however, the government does not effectively enforce these provisions in practice. Societal discrimination persists against persons with disabilities.

Public transportation and general commuting in Sofia or around Bulgaria is nearly impossible for disabled individuals. Buses, trams, and trolleys are generally old and extremely crowded, and lack facilities for disabled travelers. Some newer vehicles claim to have access for disabled individuals, but in practice, access is extremely limited and disabled travelers must rely on fellow passengers to help them on and off the vehicles. The Sofia metro is the most accessible system for disabled individuals, but its reach is limited.. Disabled travelers should consider traveling with a friend or family member who can assist them in navigating the transportation systems in Bulgaria.

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