Health care

First aid and emergency medical care are free for foreigners, in other cases you have to pay for the treatment. On the basis of specific agreements, parties to such agreements provide for entitlement to a range of health care services on a mutual basis for their nationals during their stay in these countries.
In the case of foreigners studying in Hungary, entitlement to health care services in Hungary is restricted to those foreign nationals who pursue their studies full-time at an institution of secondary or higher education and whose student status is based on an international agreement or a fellowship granted by the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities.
Non-Hungarian students who fail to meet these requirements may be entitled to health care services only if they sign an Agreement with the Hungarian Health Insurance Fund.
As of 1st November 2005, medical care for citizens of the European Economic Area (EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) is provided on the basis of the European Health Insurance Card. The citizens of these countries are entitled to the same treatment under the same conditions as the residents of the above countries.

For further information please contact:

National Health Insurance Fund
1139 Budapest, Váci út 73./a


General emergency service phone number 112
Police 107
Ambulance 104
Fire service 105

Calling these numbers is free of charge.

24-hour English language crime hotline +36 1 438 8080
English language telephone directory service 191
International operator 199

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