A remnant of the Socialist past and therefore available in every town and city, polyclinics are health centres offering a full range of medical services. They accommodate general practitioners as well as all kinds of specialists from first aid to mental health.

Polyclinics cater to both state-covered persons and private clients. If you ignore the usually poor facilities, you will find that doctors are well-trained and medical examinations are affordable. To choose a local GP, you need to pay your health contributions in Bulgaria. This would entitle you to check-ups and tests for which you will only pay a small charge.