About territorial health insurance funds

The founder of Territorial Health Insurance Funds (THIF) - Vilnius THIF, Kaunas THIF, Klaipėda THIF, Šiauliai THIF, Panevėžys THIF- is the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF), which supervises their activities in accordance with the procedure established by legal acts. Each THIF is accountable to NHIF for its activities.

The THIF has at its disposal a part of the funds of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF) transferred to the NHIF, which is used to pay for the services provided by medical institutions and to reimburse the costs of purchasing medicines and medical aids.

Scope of THIF activities:

  • concluding contracts with medical institutions and paying them for health care services provided to the population;
  • concluding contracts with pharmacies and paying them for reimbursable medicines and medical aids issued to the population;
  • management of the register of insured persons with compulsory health insurance;
  • providing residents with data on CHIF budget expenditures for their health care;
  • issuing the European Health Insurance Card;
  • reimbursement of the costs of emergency medical care provided in the country of the European Union to the insured;
  • cross - border healthcare;
  • reimbursement of the costs of medical rehabilitation and sanatorium treatment;
  • reimbursement of dental prosthesis costs;
  • recovery of damage to the CHIF budget;
  • control of the costs of medical institutions and pharmacies, control of the quantity and quality and availability of health care services provided to the population;
  • funding prevention programs;
  • services to residents.
Last updated: 18-10-2021