Everybody in our country has the right to choose a doctor and many people go to one family doctor. At present two types of health facilities operate in the country: state and private ones. Medical care is provided for our citizens from birth to death. Each of us is looked after even before birth under the scheme called prenatal care which includes medical check-ups before the child is born and then maternity ward services. Soon after birth each child is vaccinated against such illnesses as tuberculosis, diphtheria (záškrt), tetanus, whooping cough (čierny kašeľ), polio (detská obrna) and later smallpox (kiahne). Due to vaccination and better hygiene these illnesses have either disappeared or are not fatal any more.