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Health and Welfare

Welfare and health services are two of the fundamental citizen’s rights. The municipality of Velenje provides well for both.

There are numerous institutions providing welfare and health services to the residents, as follows:

  • The Zdravstveni dom Velenje medical centre,
  • the Lekarna Velenje pharmacy,
  • the Zavod za zdravstveno zavarovanje Slovenije national health insurance institution,
  • the Zavod za pokojninsko in invalidsko zavarovanje national pension and disability pension institution,
  • the Center za socialno delo Velenje welfare centre,
  • the Dom za varstvo odraslih Velenje adult day care centre,
  • Rdeči križ Slovenije – Red Cross of Slovenia,
  • the Območno združenje Velenje regional association,
  • the Varstveno-delovni center SAŠA care and work centre,
  • the Varstveno-delovni center Ježek Velenje care and work centre, and
  • the Medobčinska LAS za preprečevanje zasvojenosti z drogami inter-community association for the prevention of drug addiction.


In the immediate vicinity of Velenje (in Topolšica) there are also the Bolnišnica Topolšica hospital and numerous health and welfare societies.