Im considering having a MRI scan (if they can still find a brain after my consumption of obscene amounts of Polish vodka recently at a Polish wedding) Does anybody know if there is an MRI scanning machine in any of the hospitals in Krakow, and the cost of having one ? I dont want a CT scan, just MRI
I had an MRI scan on each knee at a clinic in Nowy Sanc about a year ago It was free as I was covered by ZUS but the price list at reception, indicated, that the charge would have been around 400 PLN per scan.
My wife just recently had an MRI done in Tarnów, about 1 hr east of Kraków by train. She called up both Kraków and Tarnów and was told that they would not accept any more ZUS patients in 2008 as they are fully booked. They told her to call back in January as they would not taking any bookings for 2009, until they renewed their contracts with ZUS. So it could well be February / March before she could get an appointment in either site.
But, the Tarnów hospital takes private bookings at just a few days notice. It costs about 500 - 600zl. I was impressed with the overall service and the quality of the hospital. It looks like it has just undergone a complete renovation. Only downside was waiting about 3 hrs past her appointment as people with more urgent needs were brought in right off the ambulances, bumping those with booked appointments.
I would certainly recomend it. In her case, she had the results in just 1/2 hr, but some people had to wait several hours, so if you are coming from Kraków book a morning appointment, so that you don't have to come back a second time to pick up the results.
Regarding Nowy Sącz - a friend had an MRI booked for there just 4 days ago for a back issue. She travelled all the way there in a great deal of pain to arrive and be told that the machine was broken.
Ill look into both places this week. Both options are a lot better than waiting for one back home in Ireland, could take over a year there going public and private would be too expensive for me. Thanks a lot guys, you have been a great help, appreciate it !