First aid and emergency medical care are free for foreigners, in other cases you have to pay for the treatment. A full coverage general health insurance for Hungary is a prerequisite for registration at any faculty of the University of Pécs.
EU citizens are insured on the basis of the European Health Insurance Card when they are in another member state and are, from the point of view of social security, entitled to the same rights and have the same obligations as citizens of that given member state. Although EU-students may be able to use their insurances in Hungary, a private medical insurance is recommended to international students. Click on the following link to get to know more information about the private insurance:
The General Practitioner (GP) Service provided by the Centre for Occupational Health and Hygiene of the University of Pécs Clinical Centre offers primary care for the workers and students of the university
Web: haziorvos.pte.hu (switch to English in the top right-hand corner)
Call: +36-72-507-520 (available btw. 11-12 a.m. and btw. 16-17 p.m.)
The treatment of foreign students is as follows:
- if the student is insured by one of the insurance companies the university has a contract with (Generali Providencia) all expenses are covered by the insurance company
- if the student is insured by any other insurance companies not in contract with the university, the student needs to pay for the treatment on the spot according to the operative Code of Charges and Benefits of he UP. The student receives an ambulant card and a receipt/invoice and can get reimbursement from his/her own insurance company
- if the student is not insured he/she needs to pay for the treatment on the spot according to the operative Code of Charges and Benefits of he UP. The student receives an ambulant card and a receipt/invoice. If any further examinations are required, or specialist treatment is needed those are accessible through primary care.
In case of emergency (or when the GP opening hours are over) you can go to:
Department of Emergency Medicine / “Klinikai Központ Sürgősségi Orvostani Tanszék”
Address: Pécs, Rákóczi út 2.
Phone: +36 72 533-198
Pharmacies in Pécs (gyógyszertár in Hungarian) are well supplied and can provide medicaments for most common ailments. The location of the nearest all-night chemist's is displayed on the door of every pharmacy.
General emergency service phone number: 112
Fire service: 105
To call 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