Vienna's City Hospitals
Vienna's public hospital system is actually now run by the semi-private organisation Wien KAV (the Wiener Krankenanstaltenverbund).
The Wiener Krankenanstaltenverbund (Vienna Hospital Association) was created in 2002 and operates independently of the city government to manage the city hospitals and care homes. It is one of the largest employers in the city, with 32,000 staff.
Really it should be termed the municipal hospital system rather than the public hospital system as the boundaries between "public" and "private" hospitals are not always easy to draw in Austria.
Those working in Austria contribute to a social insurance fund, where the money is then used by the fund to buy contracted-in services from doctors and hospitals.
Essentially this means that a doctor may refer a patient to a hospital or clinic (or the patient may choose their own in certain circumstances) and that the social insurance funds will pay for a proportion of the costs. Rather than the old certificate (the "Krankenschein"), a modern e-card system is now in operation which should be taken on all visits of a medical nature.
The hospitals listed on this page belong to the Wien KAV. The hospitals listed on the private hospitals page include those run by social insurance funds, private foundations, religious organisations and private clinics, which may also accept the e-card and referrals from the social insurance funds.
Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien
Währinger Gürtel 18-20
Tel: 01 404 00
Tel: 01 288 02
Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Floridsdorf
Tel: 01 275 22
Orthopädisches Krankenhaus Gersthof
Tel: 01 476 11
Tel: 01 801 10
Kaiser Franz Josef Spital
Tel: 01 601 91
Kaiserin Elisabeth Spital
Tel: 01 981 04
Otto Wagner Spital und Pflegezentrum
Baumgartner Höhe 1
Tel: 01 910 60
Tel: 01 711 65
Tel: 01 521 03
Tel: 01 491 50