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 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 speak 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 health insurance. There are many different kinds of insurance products, but not all of them are accepted by the National Directorate-General of Aliens Policing.
Non-EU students can buy STUDIUM health insurance by Generali. This insurance is accepted by the Immigration Office.
What is covered by the Generali Insurance?
Freshly acquired health problems
What is not covered by the Generali Insurance?
Treatments that can be connected to a chronic/already existing health problem.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU FEEL SICK?
- call +36 1 465 3784 and explain your problem. They speak English.
Making this call must be the first thing you do, otherwise the insurance company will not pay!
- If your case is not an emergency, you will be given an appointment and an address via email 1-2 days after your phone call.
Make sure you keep the appointment you receive. If you cannot make your appointment make sure to CANCEL IT VIA EMAIL AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFORE your appointment.
PAYMENT AND REIMBURSEMENT
You will need to pay for your treatment on the spot and then the insurance company will reimburse you later. Always ask for an “ÁFA-s számla”*.
*Pronounced: [ah-fahsh-sahm-la] (a special invoice)
Put the Health Insurance Card number, your name and the address of IBS on it: 1031 Budapest, Záhony utca 7
WHAT DO I NEED for A REIMBURSEMENT?
If you receive medical treatment or buy medicines, you should always ask for a special invoice ("ÁFÁ-s számla”). Also, ask for all your medical papers if you receive a treatment, and fill a form with your Hungarian bank details.
WHERE DO I HAVE TO SUBMIT MY PAPERS?
Please submit the original invoice, your medical papers with a form of your Hungarian bank account details.
HOW DO I RECEIVE MY REIMBURSEMENT?
Refunds by the insurance company will be transferred to your bank account in Hungary. The Insurance company will pay you back the costs within approximately 1 month.