Medical Services in Hungary and Austria
In Hungary the primary medical examination, treatment, further referral, and gradually the reimbursement procedures are undertaken by the CEU Medical Center for students with the CEU Health Insurance Plan. The patient’s path in the health care system is determined by doctors at the CEU Medical Center. Further referrals and received treatments may be paid by the student, and the patient insured by the CEU Health Insurance Plan could claim for reimbursement from the CEU Medical Center afterwards. For more information on Reimbursement click here.
If a student has a medical problem, the patient should turn to the CEU Medical Center first, where his or her examination and treatment would begin. If the doctor judges that there is a need for further examination or treatment based on the patient’s current health condition, the doctor at the Medical Center may refer the patient for the necessary examinations (laboratory, X-ray, etc.) or to the selected specialist units (dermatology, gynecology, urology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, oncology or general surgery).
The CEU Medical Center guarantees that patients will be referred for further treatment and examinations to professional external providers. This is the point where the CEU Medical Center connects to the Hungarian state health care system.
In Austria CEU students are provided with a private insurance since they are not entitled to the Austrian public health insurance in Academic Year 2019/20. That being said, if you as a CEU student have a medical problem while studying in Austria, you can choose any doctor who offers treatment based on your insurance scheme via this website using the section „Search for a physician“: https://www.wien.gv.at/english/health-socialservices/doctors/, or dial the 24-hour medical phone number provided by your insurance company.