Health Care in Hungary
Hungary has a tax-funded universal state health care system. Patients who are holders of a valid, covered Hungarian Health Insurance Card (in Hungarian: “TAJ kártya”) are entitled to medical services free of charge at any medical facility contracted with the National Health Insurance Fund in the territory of Hungary. Contracted medical facilities generally indicate the label saying “A társadalombiztosítás egészségügyi szolgáltatásaira szerződött szolgáltató.”
Many services can only be used with referrals from a general practitioner (for CEU students the CEU Medical Center can issue the necessary referrals). Most dental treatments are not free of charge in state health services. If a person needs medication, he or she has to cover the expenses; for those with a valid TAJ card, many medications are provided at a reduced price in pharmacies.
If you as a CEU student have a medical problem, you have to turn to the doctors at the CEU Medical Center first, where your examination and treatment would begin.