It is strongly recommended that international students arrange for the health insurance coverage in their home country for the period of their studies prior to their arrival to the Czech Republic.

Failing to do so, they will be obliged by law to pay for General Health Insurance for Foreigners in the Czech Republic.
Students from non EU countries should have supplementary travel health insurance (THI).
More information is available here.
It is essential to have a European health insurance card which simplifies the access to the health system of the country visited.
In rare cases, a student may be requested by the physician to pay for the treatment that will be reimbursed by their home insurance.