Opioid Substitution Treatments:

The Substance Misuse Out-Patient Unit at St Luke’s Hospital provides medical attention to methadone patients and helps them in continuing with methadone treatment during their stay in Malta. A letter of reference from the prescribing doctor or clinic is required. This letter should include detailed information about the type of drug and dosage, the address of the patient, and the date of arrival and departure. To be accepted for methadone treatment a patient has to register at the Substance Misuse Out-Patient Unit and undergo an interview with the house doctor. Treatment will then be provided as necessary for a minimal fee. We strongly advise patients/doctors to contact the clinic before booking a flight.

Importation of Opioid Substances:

It is allowed to bring into Malta a quantity of 30 daily doses, provided patients carry with them a letter from their prescribing doctor/clinic and a copy of the original prescription. Travellers from one of the Schengen Signatory Countries may carry with them the so-called “Schengen Form”.

Contact Address:

Detox Centre – Substance Misuse Out-Patient Unit
St. Luke’s Hospital
G’Mangia PTA 1011
Fon: +356 23885300
Fax: +356 21 251161


Any comments and additional information greatly appreciated.
Please address all correspondence to:

Ralf Gerlach
Bremer Platz 18-20
48155 Münster
Phone: +49 251-60123 or +49 2571-582765
Fax: +49 251-666580

(this page last revised November 4, 2018)