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What to Do in Case of a Health Problem

Necessary steps and contact details. Please, always keep your Hungarian health insurance card (’TAJ kártya’) with you.

If you seek medical attention and need help, please contact your local, Hungarian-speaking mentor who can help you with finding a doctor. Before you ask for a treatment, please always ask whether your insurence covers the service by showing your TAJ card (otherwise a meeting with the doctor might have some costs.) If necessary your GP (at your student hostel, or the one designated to the area you live) may redirect you to a specialist for special treatment. Prescribed medicines can be bought at any pharmacies with the prescription from the doctor.

 

In case of emergency, do not hesitate to visit a medical emergency service ("ügyelet”). In urgent cases, you will receive the medical treatment. It is suggested to keep your passport, residence permit, a copy of student status certificate and a copy of the accommodation reporting form with you.

 

With dental issues first go to the Dental Clinic („Fogklinika” / Faculty of Dentistry, Szeged, Tisza Lajos krt. 64 – 66.) with your Hungarian mentor and find out which dental district you belong to, then visit your designated dentist. Basic treatments are for free with your TAJ card, but more complex dental treatments are to be paid by the patient.

 

More about health care in Hungary:
Official website "Study in Hungary"
Official website of the National Health Insurance Fund

 

See the contact details of the Departments of Albert Szent-Györgyi Clinical Centre.

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