About us

The General University Hospital in Prague (VFN) is a major medical facility, one of the largest hospitals not only in the Czech Republic. VFN is a selected medical, educational and research facility designated by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. It closely cooperates not only with the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University, but also with other faculties of universities, thus creating a large base of diagnostic and medical care as well as science and research.

The General University Hospital in Prague provides basic, specialized and specialized medical, nursing and diagnostic outpatient and inpatient care for children and adults in all basic fields. It also provides comprehensive pharmacy care, including technologically demanding preparations of cytostatics or sterile medicinal products, transfusion services and transport health services.

In addition to providing health care, the General University Hospital is the main teaching base of the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague and at the same time one of the most important scientific institutes in the field of therapeutic and diagnostic methods in the Czech Republic. The hospital has the longest tradition of academic medicine in the Czech Republic, and since its foundation in 1790 to date, it is the largest medical research institution in the Czech Republic.

The basic VFN core programs are:

  • diagnosis and treatment of cancer
  • mother and child care
  • diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases
  • comprehensive dental and maxillofacial care
  • diagnosis and treatment of blood and haematopoietic organ diseases
  • research and treatment of metabolic disorders
  • diagnosis and treatment of demyelinating diseases

Comprehensive multidisciplinary cooperation between clinics and institutes is the foundation of modern medical care, which we provide for you at 44 clinics, institutes and departments of the General University Hospital in Prague.

Everything from the high level of expertise of the teams, the availability of modern examination and treatment methods to the maximum effort for empathy of healthcare professionals of all categories is here for you. The specifics of a large faculty hospital also bring a number of peculiarities. In particular, the presence of medical students, nursing students and other medical specialists. Their teaching is not possible without your cooperation. The hospital provides you with high quality and professional care. If your health permits, be patient with future generations of healthcare professionals and help them and their teachers not only in education but also in educating them to understand the sick and their world.


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