We all have mental health. But not all of us live with good mental health.
When we experience good mental health, we can make full use of our abilities, cope with the normal stresses of life and play a full part in our families, workplaces and communities,as well as among friends. Despite our mental health being such an important personal and social resource, the extent of mental health problems in the population shows that too many of us are struggling, rather than thriving and reaching our full potential. This is why we must start talking about prevention and mental health.
If you need to talk, you can reach us now via instagram: @welfare.mimsa - Send us message and we will answer you as soon as possible. If you need anonymity, you can make a new instagram account. If not, remember that in any case whatever you tell us is strictly confidential.
We all know how challenging medical student life can get. This is why in 2019, we introduced a new board position - welfare officer. We are happy to announce that for the year 2022 we were able to grow the welfare department by one more team member to provide even better support and activities for the students during the future years.
Our aim is to provide students a safe place to message us in case anyone is having a hard time. We listen, understand and try to find a solution. We are not mental health professionals, but we can also help you find someone.
Get to know the 2022 Welfare team here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CZC0QH7NUue/
With the charity team, we also organize fun events that the students can enjoy instead of just studying. Furthermore, we have an instagram account where we post about a variety of topics (mental health, fun activities, places…) with a focus on Brno and Masaryk university.
In this page you will find contacts for health-care services (including emergencies, GPs and mental health help), information about insurance and other links of interest.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
A) PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY:
The only emergency outpatient clinic in Brno is the Crisis Centre in Brno (Krizove Centrum) from is open 24/7 in building G. It is possible to have short-term intensive psychotherapy which involves hospitalization for 5-7 days.
Psychiatrická klinika LF MU a FN Brno
625 00 Brno
Please bring your proof of insurance with you.
For students with less urgent problems, there is an outpatient department that has some limited capacity, with possibilities of one-time prescription of medication if a person has previous medical documentation supporting the medication use.
Before speaking to a psychiatrist, you will need to talk to a nurse first. The majority of nurses speak little or no English, so here are some helpful phrases to assist your communication:
Hello, I am a student of the medical faculty:
Dobry den, jsem student/ studentka na lekarske fakulte.
This is my first time as a patient in Bohunice Hospital
Poprve v nemocnici jako pacient/ka
This is my insurance card.
To je muj karta pojištěnce.
I need to speak to a doctor who can speak English.
Musim (potrebuji) mluvit s doktorem, ktery mluvi anglicky
Another option in case of emergency is calling the hope line of your home country, you can find them here.
b) HEALTH EMERGENCIES
If you have an urgent need for medical attention at a time when doctors’ offices are not open, you can go to:
University Hospital, Fakultní Nemocnice Brno-Bohunice
Phone: +420 532 231 111
Opening hours: Mon– Sun: nonstop
Úrazová Nemocnice v Brně
Phone: +420 545 538 111
Surgery hours: Mon – Fri: 17.00 – 07.00; Weekends: nonstop
The cost for emergency services is 90CZK: you must pay this amount in one of the machines located right in the entrance. You will see 3 machines: one to pay by card, another one to pay by cash and the last one is to convert banknotes to coins (in case you don’t have coins to insert in the machine).
Choose your payment option, pay and it will give you a ticket with a number. Go to the waiting room and wait for your number to be called. Note that numbers could not follow an order & the waiting time depends on how busy they are (It could go from minutes to hours)
See the blue arrow in order to see how to get to the place. (LPS)
In case of gynecological emergency, you can go to either:
Porodnice FN Brno
Jihlavská 20 (Bohunice)
Phone: +420 532 233 962
Maternity hospital (Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika)
Obilní trh 11
Phone: +420 532 238 330 (Unfortunately, most probably secretaries don’t speak english, but doctors do)
How to get here:
From Hlavní Nadrazi tram n. 4 (the stop is called Obilní trh)
From Stará osada tram n. 3 to Česká stop. Here, change to tram n. 4 in the direction of Obilní trh.
From Mendlovo nám. trolley n. 25, 26 direction Tomkovo náměstí, exit at the Úvoz stop
c) EMERGENCY PHARMACY
Currently, there is only one pharmacy available 24/7:
Dr. Max Pharmacy
Bašty 413/2, 602 00 Brno-střed
Telephone: 542 213 531
(In Hlavni nadrazi, in front of KFC)
a) STUDENT ADVISORY CENTRE
Every student at Masaryk University has the right to have five appointments for free with a therapist provided by the university from the beginning till the end of their studies
If you are interested, you can book your appointment with them online at: poradenstvi.muni.cz
In order to book it, you will need to log in with your UCO and primary password. Now, you can choose the date, time and psychologist. Don’t forget to choose english as the language of the session (Currently, there are 3 psychologists that speak in english).
If you have any difficulties (or there is no appointment available with a psychologist providing English sessions), it is also possible to make an appointment via this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
After the 5th session, In case you want to continue therapy with the same psychologist, you can arrange another session with the psychologist in his/her private practice. The prices are set by each psychologist himself, so they are not uniform. However, some of them provide a discount for students. Discounted prices range from 480 CZK to 800 CZK per session (50 min). Some Czech health insurance companies cover the therapy.
Be aware that the center does not deal with urgent mental health support.
b) LIST OF THERAPISTS IN BRNO
MUDr. Šárka Kárová, Ph.D
Vackova 44,612 00 Brno
Mgr. Ondřej Ženka
Šilingrovo nám. 3,602 00 Brno
Phone: +420 777 146 319
Mgr. Veronika Fuchsová
Masarykova 37,602 00 Brno
Phone: +420 774 022 058
Vladimír Marček, Ph.D.
Sukova 49/4, 602 00 – Brno střed
Phone: +420775 028 771
Sukova 2, Brno-Střed-Brno Město
Tel.: 721 323 832
Brandlova 253/4 ,Brno-Střed-Brno Město
Tel.: 603 117 100
PhDr. Anton Polák
Malátova 2405/9 Brno – Královo Pole
Tel: 723 106 528
PhDr. Roman Hytych
Tel: 541 215 692, 723 106 528
Diagnostický ústav pro mládež
Veslářská 246, Brno-Jundrov-Pisárky
Tel.: 542 518 540, 778 759 393
MUDr. Anastazie Arendášová
Božetěchova 2737/79, Brno-Královo Pole
Tel.: 541 215 832
MUDr. Jan Vybíhal
Privite clinic LOGO s.r.o.
Vsetínská 20, Brno-Střed-Štýřice
Tel.: 543 420 666
It is also possible to contact the professor of the department of psychology:
PhDr. Pavel Humpolíček, Ph.D.
Office: bud. 1/417,Kamenice 126/3
doc. PhDr. Alena Slezáčková, Ph.D.
Arna Nováka 1, Brno — C, Room: 05017
Here’s a list of psychotherapists working for the Czech association of Psychotherapy. You
can find psychotherapist speaking in English, German, Italian, French, Russian, Czech
THE FIRST SESSION SHOULD BE FOR FREE.
SUPPORT CENTRE FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
The Support Centre for Students with Special Needs provides services for all students of Masaryk University with sensory (visual and hearing) and other disabilities (learning difficulties, psychological difficulties, chronic disease).
If you have problems concentrating in rooms full of people but you still want to go to the library, the TEIRESIÁS center is the place to go. They offer private study rooms free of any distraction. They can also guide you in the process of making a study timetable to make your studies more efficient. All you have to do is to write them an E-mail and show
them proof of your diagnosis from a doctor.
For more information:
Komenského nám. 220/2, 662 43 Brno, Building K2
If you don’t have a Czech insurance number, go to the end of the page because the GP will require it to register you in his/her list of patients.
Here’s the list of some GPs that we recommend:
MD. Otakar Ach-Hubner
Mendlovo nám. 618,
603 00 Brno-střed-Staré Brno
You can book an appointment online: www.ach-hubner.cz or call +420 544 525 335
MUDr. Kateřina Kolářová
Mendlovo náměstí 907/1a
Brno, 603 00
Phone: 543 246 680 (12:00 – 13:00 h)
Even though the webpage is in Czech, doctors speak English. If you have any trouble with how to book an appointment, send us a message on Instagram and we will help you.
MUDr. Zora Hlinomazová,
A22, 3rd floor, Kamenice 5, Brno, phone: +420 54949 3355
Mon: 8.30 - 12.30, Wed: 8.30 - 12.30, Thu: 8.30 - 11.30
Her office is in Campus. Make sure you call in the opening hours, the nurse also speaks English.
If you are looking for other GPs, specialists, other languages, or more information, visit this websites:
If you are an EU citizen, you should register your european health insurance card (EHIC) card with a Czech insurance company VZP. This will give you a Czech insurance number that you can use anytime you need to see a medical facility in the Czech Republic.
The Czech insurance number gives you same coverage of medical care as Czech citizens have, and also the same extent of possible free Covid-19 testing. It’s worth noting that most therapists work privately and will therefore still require payment for services.
You can register your card by going to:
Benešova 696, 602 00 Brno-střed
First floor (In front of the bus station)
There is also another office in front of FN Bohunice, right next to the Mitte Cafe:
Netroufalky 00/836, 625 00 Brno-Starý Lískovec
* Don’t forget to also bring your ISIC
* If they ask for a proof of studies, you can download it in the IS: Student > During studies > E-transcripts > confirmation of studies
You can also send them an email@example.comEmail but the maximum validity for the insurance number will be 3 months (whereas if you go in person it’s 1 year):