If quarantine is declared for an entire UL Dormitory or its part by authorities, you will have to bear the costs of food and healthcare during your stay. Dorm Staff will support you as much as possible.
If you feel unwell and you have coronavirus symptoms (dry cough, fever, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste):
- Call your designated doctor (in Polish POZ) (p. 40-41) to seek guidance on how to proceed.
- If cannot reach your doctor, you must report this to your Dormitory reception desk. You will be moved for mandatory stay at a temporary isolation room. You must stay there until you reach your doctor.
- If your symptoms are acute/ severe, call 112 Emergency.
I still haven’t arrived in Łódź. Is there anything I should know before checking in at the dormitory?
Checking in at UL Dormitories is organized in a way that limits direct contact between the residents. For this reason, please read carefully rules of safe check in: Rules of check-in and dorm functioning 2020-2021 The most important is:
- bring your own face mask, disposable gloves and a pen;
- only you can enter the dorm building (NOT your parents or friends);
- agree with dorm Manager or Reception Desk your arrival day and time.
Yes. Due to epidemiological threat (COVID-19) a strict sanitary rules are introduced and you have to obey them. Please read carefully the following document: Rules of check-in and dorm functioning 2020-2021
Here are some of the most important rules you have to follow at the UL dormitory. If you feel they are too strict for you, please consider renting apartment/ room in the city and inform IRO about such decision immediately.
- Face masks should be worn every time you leave your room: in areas of common use (corridors, kitchens, laundry rooms, quiet reading rooms) and when you talk with dorm staff or other residents; face masks should cover both mouth and nose (the University will provide mask vending machines at the ground floor); it is also mandatory to disinfect hands (disinfectant liquid dispensers are found near the reception desk).
- The use of lifts (elevators) should be avoided except justified situations. Even then, their use is limited to 1 person at the time.
- Gyms and TV rooms will be out of use until further notice.
- No guests in dorm: It is prohibited, until further notice, to allow non-residents to enter the dormitory, organize meetings and gatherings, admit guests (even if they are residents of another UL Dormitory).
- Common kitchens will be made available only to 1 person at the time.
- The Dormitory Reception has the right to check every entry and going out of its residents. They can ask you: why you leave the building, where are you going and when will you return. They can also check if you are coming back at the declared time.
Violation of the above rules will result in the removal from the dormitory. These restrictions are introduced for the safety of both you – students – as well as dormitory administration. If you don’t agree with these rules, please consider another place of residence.
There are two units relatively close to UL Campus that
offer emergency health service:
Hospital „Barlickiego” (emergency ward)
ul. Kopcińskiego 22, Łódź
tel: +48 42 677 66 00
Please note that emergency wards are for emergency situations only. For less serious conditions, or usual treatment of illness, please use regular doctor appointments.
A non-stop emergency medical service center (Pogotowie Ratunkowe) is in 137/141 Sienkiewicza Street (in the neighborhood of Galeria Łódzka). You may use their service in emergency cases, such as injuries, when no other service is available.
Medications can be bought in a pharmacy, known in Polish as apteka. You can find one in the Campus, at 3 Tamka Street (at the walkway between Tamka Street and Pomorska Street).
There are two possibilities that apply to majority of students:
• You have the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) or NFZ insurance: go to any health centre with “NFZ” sign and fill in declaration (in Polish) on site. For visit, you need to make appointment at the reception desk (you can try calling them). With EHIC, visit is free, as well as most medical examinations that are ordered by a doctor. TIP: when searching google for the medical centre, try those words: Łódź, przychodnia, POZ, wizyta u lekarza, NFZ.
• You have private insurance: first of all, call your insurance provider and describe what is happening. They should give you address of a specific health centre that will assist you. Please know that in most cases you will be required to pay for the visit and then the cost is reimbursed by the health insurance company, but please verify your agreement attentively so you are aware which medical consultations/procedures can be refunded.
We suggest that you pick – in advance, before you need medical advice – one of the medical units and fill in a declaration that will assign a doctor to you. Why? Because most of the consultations are done by the phone. Even if you suspect that you might have Covid-19 symptoms, you would need this assigned doctor to talk to you and to make decision for further testing.
If you have suspicious COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, and/or a deficient sense of taste or smell), please contact a medical unit to ask for a phone consultancy with your assigned doctor. He/she will guide you how to proceed.
COVID-19 hotline of Polish Ministry of Health (24/7; incl. English, Russian and Ukrainian): 800 190 590
If the insurance company you chose does not pay benefits in Poland, you must get insurance after arriving to UL, as soon as possible. Also, if you wish to obtain the NFZ insurance (instead of the private one), you can do this. To get health insurance, you can apply to the local branch of the National Heath Fund (35 Targowa street), also known as the NFZ.
Bring a copy of:
- your passport
- confirmation of student status from the UL (the student status form must be in Polish; get it from the Dean’s Office at your UL Faculty).
- official confirmation of the place of residence; first you take the proof of accommodation from the Dorm reception and then you need to register your address personally in the City of Lodz Office (UMŁ): ul. Zachodnia 47 (ground floor, desk 1; off Manufaktura tram stop).
Monthly fee for this kind of insurance is 55,80 zł (PLN 55,80). You need to go to the NFZ office to sign the agreement and then remember about paying each month on time to stay insured. Once you have the Polish National Health Found (NFZ) insurance, you can seek medical treatment that is free of charge.
If you are a student from the EU/EEA country, you should have with you the European Health Insurance Card. Such card allows you to use the same public health services and Polish citizens (they carry “NFZ” sign).
If you are a Karta Polaka (Pole’s Card) holder or you have an official statement from Polish Embassy confirming your Polish ancestry, you follow a different medical insurance procedure with the NFZ. It is outlined in the e-mail you got from the IRO.
If you are a student from a non-EU/EEA country, you should purchase (and most likely you had) health insurance in your home country, valid in Poland. According to state health regulations, foreigners (except for EU/EEA citizens, who follow the EHIC card regulations) have to pay for a medical consultation. The cost should be reimbursed by the health insurance company, but please verify your agreement attentively so you are aware which medical consultations/procedures are refund.