Capital: PodgoricaArea: 13.812 km2Population: 642.550Official Language: SerbianArmed Forces Personnel: 2.400Medical Officers: n/aMilitary Hospitals / Institutes: 0/n/aMissions: multiple

Surgeon General
Dr Predrag Rakocevic MD

Defence Forces Montenegro
Jovana Tomasevica 29
Podgorica 8100


Primary Health Care in the Armed Forces of Montenegro conducts of Military medical centre (MMC). Primary health care leans under the command of the General Staff, and is in the rank of battalion. It manages all the Garisson ambulance which are at the teritory of Montenegro. 

Every Garrison Clinics has its own ambulance (including dental care). Garrison ambulance are located in the units of the Armed Forces of Montenegro. Every branch of the Armed Forces of Montenegro has its Garrison ambulances with with accompanying doctors and technician. 

MMC is a medical institution of the polyclinic type. It is the Primary and specific protection with Stomatological Health Care. Primary and Specific Health Care of the Armed Forces of Montenegro is monitored  by the team for Primary and Specific Health support, located in Podgorica and wich consist Teams for Primary health care ( two doctors) and specialist from the following areas: Internal medicine (two doctors) Psychiatry (one doctor),Radiology (one doctor), Biochemistry (one doctor), Ophtalmology ( one doctor), Otolaryngology (one doctor), Ginecology (one doctor), Stomatological Healtch Care (six doctors) and Psyichologist. One nurse or technician woks wich each doctor. This Team for Health Care Support carries out systematis examinations of professional soldiers of Montenegro members, examinations of people who are accepted in the military service as well as examinations of professional soldiers who works or places hazard for health. Primary Health Care in the Armed Forces of Montenegro has at its disposal medical vechicles for driving patients in urgent cases to regional hospitals. Armed Forces of Montenegro has about 1750 of uniformed professonal members and for this reason, is does not have a need to develop its own large health capacitiies in the sense of military hospitals.

Health Care of the Armed Forces of Montenegro is incorporated in the civilian health care system, that is in accordance with the systematic legislation.

Medical center of the Armed Forces of Montenegro developed medical support level Role 1 Medical Task Forces, and will include capabilities providing first aid, immediate lifesaving measures, triage, and evacuation (MEDEVAC).

Medical center of the Armed Forces of Montenegro participate with two teams, the team evacuation  and modul ambulance within BMTF (Balcan Medical Tasks Forces).

The Armed Forces of Montenegro has no need for pharmacist, becouse the need medicaments for professional soldiers can be procured in the civilian pharmacy, Stomatological Health Care in Montenegro is obligatory only for children up to 18 years, and for older than 65, and pregnant woman, while is it privatized for all other categories of the population.

Field Deployments

The Armed Forces of Montenegro has in its posession helicopters of Bell 412 for the transports of patients in Montenegro and the procurement and MEDEVAC. The Navy of the Armed Forces of Montenegro does not have in its possession medical vessels hospitals aboard. Untill now we do not have any experience in the common development of the activities it other nations medical services.

Civil-Military Cooperation

In the Case of certain elementary disasters or natural catastrophes, the Armed Forces of Montenegro are able to develop field hospital (under tents) whih comprises of Admission Triage Ward, General Medical Care Ward, Internal Ward. For the needs of all these wards in the case of necessity, there would be engaged personnel from the regional hospitals since health care within the Armed Forces of Montenegro is no separate but is incorporate in the System of public health care.

(status: 9 November 2022)