Health Insurance

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IBS makes it possible for all students with non-European citizenship to buy their health insurance upon arrival. The health insurance is accepted by the Immigration Office, the fee for 12 months is about EUR 260 that you will pay in Hungarian Forints upon arrival in IBS.

Students with EU citizenship

Please get a European health insurance card in your home country. If you need medical help in Hungary, go to your local GP (general doctor – ‘háziorvos’ in Hungarian). Each area within a district in Budapest has an assigned general doctor; please enquire in the house you are staying where to go.

EU students do not have to pay for medical treatment if they present their European Health Insurance Card and their Hungarian address card (issued by the Immigration Office after registration). It is important to know that the EU Health Insurance Card can be used only for a newly diagnosed illness, not for old/chronic ones. Each area within a district in Budapest has an assigned general doctor; please enquire in the house you are staying where to go. Not all doctors speaks English so get someone to help you with translation if possible. The GP can prescribe you some medicine or send you to a specialist in a clinic with his/her medical referral. Some specialists require an appointment that you can fix by phone or in person, some do not.

If you are staying in the Residence Hall on the new campus, your local GP (general practitioner/doctor) is:

dr. György KOCSIS
Phone: +36-1 454-1814
Address: 1031 Budapest, Monostori út 27.
Availability: Mon: 8-12, Tue: 15-19, Wed: 8-12, Thu: 15-19, Fri: morning (8-11) and afternoon (13-16) alternatively

Students with non-EU citizenship

For your residence permit in Hungary you need to have a health insurance. There are many different kinds of insurance products, but not all of them are accepted by the Immigration Office.
Non-EU students can buy their health insurance upon arrival in IBS. The insurance is called STUDIUM, the service provider insurance company is Generali-Providencia Zrt. and this insurance is accepted by the Immigration Office.

There are three places to contact depending on your insurance provider and depending on when you wish to make a call or visit a doctor:

1. On Monday-Thursday between 8:00-15:00, on Friday between 8:00-14:00

 

SE Kútvölgyi Clinical Block (Medical Center, Corridor “A”)
Address: XII. district, Kútvölgyi út 4.
Phone: (+36-1) 325-12-04

How to get there from IBS: Get to Margit-híd (Margarete Bridge) by the suburban train called HÉV, then take the tram 4 or 6 to Széll Kálmán tér. From there take the tram 61 and get off at János Kórház (3rd stop), then walk 5 minutes uphill in Kútvölgyi út, the Clinic is on your left (the whole trip is approx. 45 minutes).

If you feel sick, first please call the reception of the Kútvölgyi Clinic and ask for an appointment with the GP. They speak English.

All costs of examinations for freshly acquired health problems at the SE Kútvölgyi Clinical Block (stated specifically in the contract you received) are covered by the service provider, Generali Providencia Zrt. Please mind that students have to pay at a dentist and at a gynecology, but should take the itemized invoice and the insurance company will pay them back the money within 1 month. The Insurance company only covers treatments by SE Kútvölgyi Clinical Block (except Dentistry and Gynechology, as mentioned above).

The itemized invoice for the health care services received shall be issued to the address of the school(1031, Budapest, Záhony u. 7.) and include your name.

To meet the GP you must use the patient check-in system:

  • Approach the touch screen and select the menu item ‘Premium Internal Medicine Department’. You will receive a check-in barcode
  • Avoid the Registration desks where Hungarian patients queue up (near the touch screen) and go directly to the revolving gate at the other end of the hall and validate your check-in barcode. Follow corridor ’A’ on the left and show your bar code to the ladies at the reception desk. Then you will be called in to meet the doctor.
  • Keep your check-in bar code until the end of your visit.
  • Request the clinician or medical assistant to validate your check-in barcode so that you can leave.

2. On Monday-Thursday after 15:00, on Friday after 14:00, or on weekends

 

You can go to the Emergency Department of the Internal Medicine Clinic at SE Kútvölgyi Clinical Block III.
Address: XII. district, Kútvölgyi út 4.
Phone: (+36-1) 325-11-71

How to get there from IBS: Get to Margit-híd (Margarete Bridge) by the suburban train called HÉV, then take the tram 4 or 6 to Széll Kálmán tér. From there take the tram 61 and get off at János Kórház (3rd stop), then walk 5 minutes uphill in Kútvölgyi út. This is the second big building block on your left, a bit further uphill from the Clinic in point 1.

Please note that the first information you should tell after arrival is that you have a STUDIUM Generali health insurance and then tell them your problem in English.

All costs of examinations for freshly acquired health problems at the SE Kútvölgyi Clinical Block (stated specifically in the contract you received) are covered by the service provider, Generali Providencia Zrt. Please mind that students have to pay at a dentist and at a gynecology, but should take the itemized invoice and the insurance company will pay them back the money within 1 month. The Insurance company only covers treatments by SE Kútvölgyi Clinical Block (except Dentistry and Gynechology, as mentioned above).

However, if you go to any other clinic or doctor because of an emergency situation, you should inform Ms Gabriella Szabo as soon as you can. You might need to pay for the medical service there.

The itemized invoice for the health care services received shall be issued to the address of the school (1031, Budapest, Záhony u. 7.) and include your name.

3. In cases requiring urgent care

 

The national ambulance service must be called at the emergency phone number 112 (Országos Mentőszolgálat).

The service provider will not pay for treatments that can be connected to a chronic health problem. 

Please note that the Health Insurance Card is only valid together with a passport, therefore it isparticularly important that you should carry with you both the Health Insurance Card and your passport at all times.

Invoice submission

If you receive medical treatment or buy medicines you should always ask for an invoice. The invoice shall be issued to address of the school (1031, Budapest, Záhony u. 7.) and include your name. You should bring the original invoice along with your Hungarian bank account details to Gabriella Szabó +36-1 588-86-42. She deals with the rest.