Special Needs Centre

If you need assistance because of a physical disability, please contact the Support Centre for Students with Special Needs: www.cph.upol.cz The centre is at the Faculty of Education. Counselling is available on personal request. If need be, the counselling can take place outside the Centre's premises.

Address and contact: Faculty of Education, Žižkovo nám. 5, Olomouc,
tel.: +420 585 635 323, mobile phone: +420 775 124 696,
email: lucia.pastierikova@upol.cz

Psychological counselling

Study abroad is often described as an unforgettable and entirely positive experience.
A little known fact, however, is that it is also a time of major changes and a lot of stress. At some point of your stay, you may feel down, lonely, anxious, homesick, lost in your new environment, etc. If Skyping with your family back home or hanging out with new friends does not help and you have been feeling out of place for a longer period of time, do not be afraid to ask for professional help. Contact the Counselling Centre of the Department of Psychology and Psychopathology, FoE, UP. Email: jana.kvintova@upol.cz. Likewise, students can get psychological help at the UP FoM. Contact the Study Department for more.

Student Career and Consultancy Centre

Student Career and Consultancy Centre focuses on developing students's skills, establishing relationships between students and employers, it organizes workshops and offers personal consulations. You will find them at

Address and contact: Biskupské nám. 1 (Zbrojnice library), office 1.65,
email: kariernicentrum@upol.cz, kariernicentrum.upol.cz

Science and Technology Park – Future entrepreneurs' consultancy

The Science and Technology Park of Palacký University in Olomouc (VTP UP) provides office and facility leases, consulting services and the use of the equipment and know-how of Palacký University with favourable terms. Through the Business Incubator, start-up entrepreneurs are helped in launching a business with a unique idea and plan. If you have an idea for a business, you can discuss it with the professionals at the centre. The centre offers specialised seminars as well, most of them in Czech, but from time to time in English as well.

Address and contact: Šlechtitelů 21, Olomouc-Holice, tel.: +420 585 631 420,
email: vtpup@upol.cz, www.vtpup.cz

Medical Care

There is a basic health care centre on Envelopa (J. L. Fischer Student Dormitory, Šmeralova 10) with a general practicioner and a dentist. Although the doctors do speak basic English, we recommend bringing a Czech-speaking friend along (your buddy).

Doctors

  • MD Ševčíková, GP, tel.: +420 585 224 204, email: jarkasevcik@volny.cz
  • MD Davidová, dentist, tel.: +420 585 220 463

For other medical specialists and services, visit the main Olomouc healthcare centres such as

Health Centre "Poliklinika" Olomouc, třída Svobody 32, www.poliklinikaolomouc.cz
Olomouc University Hospital, I. P. Pavlova 6, www.fnol.cz, www.fnol.cz/pdf/fnol_cz_mapa.pdf
All the doctors below from the Health Centre "Poliklinika"are guaranteed to speak English.

  • surgeon MD Ondřej Kroupa +420 585 506 233
  • gynaecologist MD Imad Hamdanieh +420 585 506 223
  • GP, psychiatrist MD Dagmar Přikrylová +420 585 506 146
  • dentist MD Radomír Hanos +420 585 506 303

Pharmacies

There are a number of pharmacies in the centre of Olomouc. While basic medicine and vitamins or tea are available over counter, for more specialized medicine you will always need to have a prescription. If you need special medication, either bring enough for the entire duration of your stay or note down the chemical composition of the drug as the commercial names of medicine vary depending on the country. A good idea is to bring along an empty container when you go see the Czech doctor. It will help them to find a substitute.