Perhaps you will need to go to the post office which offers a wide range of services. You can buy there post stamps and postcards, telephone cards, send fax or telegrams, buy newspapers, etc. You can also pay there your bills for dormitory. Most post offices are in the center and usually open from Monday to Friday 8 a.m. till 7 p.m., selected ones can be open also on Saturdays. If you are living in DS 4 the best option for you is to visit post office in the gallery center at ul. Narutowicza 13 which is open every day 8:30 am - 7:30pm and on Saturday 10:00am-4pm. You ought to go to Turzyn shopping centre if you're staying in Kordecki.
As we said before you may need several copies of your documents. In all the faculties ther are copy points (Ksero). Therefore if you need to print own project, report, to copy your colleagues' notes you can visit copy point at your own faculty. Alternative way is to visit copy point 24/7. This place is near DS. 4. Address Ks. Witolda 7-9 http://www.ksero24h.pl/kontakt.php
For everyone who wants to send a parcel or a letter to their mother country you can be interested in DHL company. In this case you can send a letter to your university with the question about stay for the next semester or perhaps your lagguage is too big and you would like to send some of the stuff home. Definitely you can take the advantage with service DHL. There in one DHL point in Szczecin. If you want to go there you can catch bus 81 (arrival bus stop Przecław) then walk more or less 8 minutes.
You can find more information here http://www.dhl.com.pl/en.html
Opening time: mon- fri 8.00 am – 6.00 pm, sat 9.00 am – 2.00 pm
Address: Kasztanowa 12, 72-005 Przecław
Students from EU/EEA members countries who have valid national health insurance are required to bring with them this card. Only with this card you can get medical help in every medical centre for free provided that they have contract with the National Health Fund.
Primary health care comprises examination and consultation by a general practitioner (GP, Lekarz pierwszego kontaktu). Students are advised to consult doctors at the University of Szczecin medical center (Przychodnia Lekarska Uniwerstytetu Szczecińskiego) at ul. Bohaterów Warszawy 75 or West Pomeranian University of Technology (WPUT – pl. ZUT) at the medical center (Samodzielny Publiczny Zakład Opieki Zdrowotnej) at ul. Bohaterów Warszawy 51.
First you need to register your visit to a doctor. It is better if you go there with your mentor or a Polish friend. Dispensaries are usually open mo-fr from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm. If you feel very bad after 6 pm on workdays, as well as during the weekend or holiday, 24-hours-care is provided by health units which have concluded contracts for this kind of services. In dispensaries you can find addresses and telephone numbers of every 24-hour-care units. If you need special medication or a prescription because you have chronic illness, we recommend you to bring every medicine you take and show it to the doctor.
How does the medical consultation look like?
First go to GP, we have one dispensar for students, as we said before is better to go there in morning because later you may not be registered. During registration at the reception of the Medical Center you are asked to present some documents, is better to be not alone there, because they will ask you in polish language. Please to don’t forget your ID or passport and health insurance.
We are full of hope that nobody is going to need a doctor, but if you will need medicaments you need go to pharmacies. In Poland, most of medicines are sold in pharmacies, thought some of them only on the basis of a prescription issued by a doctor. So if you know you will need some medicines is better to take them with you. Probably you will pay full price on all purchase. If you will have prescription from doctor, you need use this before 30 days, because they have limited time to use this prescription. For any kind of antibiotics you have just 7 days.
In Poland, most of medicines are sold in pharmacies, though some of them only on the basic of a prescription issued by a doctor. Certain medicines can be bought with a discount and for others you will have to pay their full price.
There are plenty of pharmacies in Szczecin. Most of them are open on weekday from 8.00 am – 6.00 pm. On the door of each pharmacy there is a notice with the name and address of the nearest pharmacy which is open in urgent cases.
Pharmacies open 24hours
• Pod Wagą Apteka
Address: Bolesława Krzywoustego 7a 70-244 Szczecin
• Centrum Apteka
Address: Bol. Krzywoustego 56/1 70-315 Szczecin
• Apteka Tęczowa Sp. z o.o.
Address: al. Wyzwolenia 85 71-411 Szczecin
For further information and list of pharmacies see www.nfz.gov.pl (Health care in Poland)