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Where can I go to get emergency health care and how much it costs? Do I need certain documents?

People with temporary protection have the right to use public health services and are entitled to have necessary and emergency medical treatment. The same applies to those who applied but have not yet received temporary protection. In addition, you are entitled to get oncological treatment as well as other specialized treatment in case of chronic diseases.

Emergency medical hotline: 112

You will need to present a temporary registration card or the certificate received at application for it, and a passport.

Ambulance number: 104

Can I talk to a doctor in Ukrainian/Russian?

Yes. You can reach through the Medical helpline for people arriving from Ukraine at 1812 and press the button 3 for a Ukrainian-speaking operator. You can also call +36 70 698 0696 (Ukrainian speaker) for free gynecology, pregnancy check-up & internal medicine problems at Duna Medical Center mceclip0.png.

Also, you can join ะ’ั€ะฐั‡ะธ ะ’ะตะฝะณั€ะธะธ mceclip0.png Facebook group, where you can look for doctors that speak Ukrainian or Russian.

Where can I go to fill my subscriptions or treat long-term conditions and how much it costs?
  • People living in accommodations designated by the state authorities should indicate their needs for medical treatment to the accommodation officials.
  • People who applied for temporary protection or hold temporary protection and stay in private accommodation, should go to the general practitioner (GP, district doctor, โ€œhรกziorvosโ€ in Hungarian) for prescriptions and basic medical examinations. For addresses, you can google the district/town in which you are and write โ€œhรกziorvosโ€. If you need urgent medical treatment, please go to the closest hospital.

Diabetes hotline: +36 30 311 4977

People living in accommodations designated by the state authorities should indicate their needs of medical treatment to the personnel of accomodation. People who applied for temporary protection or hold temporary protection and stay in private accomodation, should go to the general practitioner (GP, district doctor, โ€œhรกziorvosโ€ in Hungarian) for prescriptions and basic medical examinations. For addresses you should google the district/town in which you are and write โ€œhรกziorvosโ€. If someone needs urgent medical treatment, then one can go to the closest hospital. He/she will be provided with medical treatment. Please use google for addresses.

You will need a temporary registration card or the certificate received at the application for it, and a passport.

I am pregnant, where can I get gynecology care?

Duna Medical Center mceclip0.png provides internal medicine care for people with general health complaints, and obstetric and gynecological care for people with pregnancy-related or urgent gynecological problems, between 08:00 and 20:00 on working days. Please call at +36-70-698-0696. An interpreter will be provided during the treatment.

Alternatively, join this Facebook group mceclip0.png where you can look for Ukrainian/Russian speaking doctors.

You will need to present your passport.

Can I get vaccinated against Covid? Do I need certain documents?

Yes. All refugees who are not vaccinated against Covid, or wish to be accommodated in a refugee center, are tested for coronavirus and offered the jab. Your temporary protection application may help you access the health facilities including COVID 19 vaccination.

Find more information at the Hungary Today mceclip0.png.

Can I benefit from public health care?

Yes. People with temporary protection have the right to use public health services and are entitled to have necessary and emergency medical treatment. Public health care is also available to those who applied but have not received temporary protection yet. You should go to the GP (district doctor, in Hungarian: โ€œhรกziorvosโ€) for prescriptions and basic medical examinations. To find it, you should search the district/town you are living on google maps and write โ€œhรกziorvosโ€.

If you need urgent medical treatment, go to the closest hospital. Please use google maps to find nearby hospital addresses (โ€œkรณrhรกzโ€ in Hungarian).

People living in accommodations designated by the state authorities should mention their medical needs to the local accommodation officials.

Do I need to register in order to obtain health coverage and if yes how?

Your temporary protection application will enable you to obtain health coverage including emergency medical services. The same applies to those who applied for temporary protection but have not received it yet. In addition, you are entitled to get oncological treatment as well as other specialized treatment in case of chronic diseases.

Find more information at Hungarian Helsinki Committee mceclip0.png.

What does public healthcare cover?

As part of healthcare services, you have access to:

  • Primary health care;
  • Compulsory vaccinations;
  • Out-patient care for urgent needs (examination, treatment, cost of medicines);
  • In-patient hospital care for urgent needs (medical treatment, surgery, cost of medicines, etc.);
  • A health care provider provides specialist care with a territorial care obligation;
  • Examinations, tests, medical treatment, and medical aids;
  • Patient transportation;
  • Emergency dental care and treatment;
  • Pregnancy-related services and obstetric care;
  • Medicines, medical aids prescribed free of charge or with a 90% or 100% social security subsidy for 'persons entitled to public health care;
  • Medicines for testing, treatment, improving, and maintaining specialized oncological care and other chronic care.

Find more information at pilnet.org mceclip0.png.

Where can I go to get mental health support and how much it costs? Do I need certain documents?
  • Mental health providers (psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors) offer support to those affected by the Ukrainian refugee crisis at Pszi.hu mceclip0.png. These services are available online, over the phone, or personally and are provided for free by volunteering professionals.
  • You can also get free mental health support in cases under Hungarian public healthcare. You can visit a psychiatrist specialist directly with a referral from a general practitioner (district doctor, โ€œhรกziorvosโ€ in Hungarian) or an appointment in some institutions. The psychiatric specialist may refer you to a psychologist.
  • Cordelia Foundation mceclip0.png and Next Step Association mceclip0.png provides psychological assistance with trained psychiatrists, psychologists, and special therapists and within mental health programs, free mental health support is also available. They can be contacted at the following e-mail addresses as well: cordelia@cordelia.hu, wellbeing@nextstepeu.org