Health Insurance

STIPENDIUM HUNGARICUM and SCYP scholars:
SH and SCYP scholarship covers health insurance:
1) Supplementary medical insurance (private insurance) and
2) National health insurance/social security (relevant Hungarian legislation: Act No. LXXX of 1997 on persons entitled to social security benefits and private pensions, as well as the funding for these services.)

Mandatory Medical Certificate

FAO scholars:
FAO scholarship covers
national health insurance/social security (relevant Hungarian legislation: Act No. LXXX of 1997 on persons entitled to social security benefits and private pensions, as well as the funding for these services.)

SELF-FINANCING / EXCHANGE STUDENTS (if relevant):
You can conclude any kind of health insurance contract upon your choice.
The contact person from Generali - Ms. Kitti Krnács at kitti.krnacs [kukac] tanacsado.generali.hu. If you are interested, feel free to contact her.
Their current offers are available below:

Please, always read the terms of your insurance contract thoroughly (visit contracted doctors, accepted bills etc.) and act accordingly!
If you are an EU citizen, you can use your E111 card or European Health Insurance Card at all doctor's offices (if not private practice) in case of emergency. Otherwise you have to pay for healthcare, but you can forward your bills to your insurance company for reimbursement, depending on your private insurance.

FOR DISSERTATION SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS
For the new semester (2021/1) Dissertation Scholarship holders should arrange their private health insurance themselves after receiving their support provided by the scholarship

PRIVATE INSURANCE - UNION:

How it works?
As for Union, if you have any problem, call the central number indicated on the insurance card - 06 1 461 1572, tell them your problem, and they will direct you to the closest contracted English speaking doctor. The insurance contract number is: 46164430. You always have to notify the insurance company before using a health service, otherwise they cannot accept and reimburse your bill.
Documents to get detailed information on your private insurance:

You can check what the insured services (Section 4) are and what is not covered (e.g. dental services, among others; Section 6) by UNION Private Insurance.
SZIE_MATE_Customer Information_UNION_EN_20201201
SZIE_MATE_Magyar nyelvű ügyféltájékoztató_UNION_20201201
SZIE_MATE_Magyar nyelvű biztosítási feltételek_20201201_HU
 

How to apply for private insurance?
Since December 2020, SZIU-MATE has contracted with Union Insurance Company. Now, the validation process is over and our private insurance at Union is VALID. Student health packages are provided for SH and SCYP students. The contract is made by SZIU-MATE. Students on the list of beneficiaries will be able to download an assistance card in pdf format here. Optionally, it can be printed out, filled in with personal data and placed among their personal documents. Please, check yourself on the list of beneficiaries and send an email to Tallaromne.Czingili.Judit [kukac] uni-mate.hu (subject: Apply%20for%20Private%20Insurance_Student's%20name, body: Dear%20Judit%2C%0A%0AI'd%20like%20to%20apply%20for%20a%20private%20insurance.%0A%0AThank%20you.%0A%0AStudent's%20name%0AStudent's%20email) (Ms. Judit Tallaromné Czingili) in case you do NOT FIND your name on the list.

NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE/ SOCIAL SECURITY (TAJ)

How it works?
After submitting your application you will get a social security number (TAJ number), then within a few weeks a social security card (TAJ card). With a TAJ number/card you are entitled to have the Hungarian public health service for free. There are only a few basic services (e.g. certain types of dental services) that are not free.

In this system, you have a general practitioner and a dentist. If you have any health problem, you have to go directly to the general practitioner. In the case you have dental problems, it is better to call the dentist first and ask for an appointment.
If you need a specialist, you can go to the GP first who will direct you to the appropriate specialist if needed. If you want to go directly to a specialist, you should make an appointment first. In any urgent case, you can go directly to the specialist and queue up. Before going to the specialist, you have to register at the reception in the clinic. Bring your passport, accommodation card and TAJ card with you. Unfortunately, receptionists do not usually speak English, so try to ask for a mentor’s help.
Please note that you have to pay for medical reports/ fitness certificates required for a job or other types of application.

Social Security (TAJ) or Private (Union)?
Since Union (the private insurance company) provides English service, students are rather recommended to use Union services first. In case you need some service not covered by Union, you are advised to use public health service.

How to apply for a social security card (TAJ)?
On Gödöllő Campus
, it is arranged by the International Relations Coordinator for SH, SCYP and FAO scholars, Tallaromne.Czingili.Judit [kukac] uni-mate.hu (Ms. Judit Tallárom Czingili) (Main Building, Ground floor, Room 29-31) based on your authorization. Please, collect the required documents (see below), and give them to her during student hours (Monday-Thursday 13:30-15:00).
On Buda Campus, Bogardi.Leticia [kukac] uni-mate.hu (Ms. Letícia Bogárdi)

, your Campus Coordinator is responsible for the application for the first TAJ card on your authorization. Please, contact her by email or during student hours (Monday 9:00-12:00, 13:00-15:00; Tuesday 13:00-15:00; Friday: 9:00-11:00).
Procedure at Buda Campus:
You have to submit the required documents to OEP - National Health Insurance Fund in person. After submission, your TAJ number is sent for registration into NEPTUN system by your Registrar's Officer. So, your TAJ number can be found in NEPTUN under Personal information as Social Security Number. After validation, your TAJ card is mailed to your Hungarian permanent address or you can make a request at OEP for picking it up in person.
Registration and mailing can take 1 or 2 months, so it is recommended that you should start the process as soon as possible.
On Keszthely Campus, it is arranged by Campus Coordinator, Soos.Adrienn [kukac] uni-mate.hu (Ms. Adrienn Soós) based on your authorization. She is responsible for the application for the first TAJ card on your authorization. Please, contact her by email or during opening hours. Please, collect the required documents (see below), and give them to her during opening hours (Monday-Thursday 08:30-16:00, Friday 08:30-13:00).
Procedure at Georgikon Campus:
After submission, your TAJ number is sent for registration into NEPTUN system by your Registrar's Officer. So, your TAJ number can be found in NEPTUN under Personal information as Social Security Number. After validation, your TAJ card is mailed to the Campus and you can pick it up in the International Office (Building ’A’, Room 232).

TAJ-in-progress certificate
While your TAJ card is being validated, you might need some medical help. You should visit your Campus Coordinator for a certificate which shows your TAJ number (if there is one already) and certifies that your TAJ card application is in progress. It also shows that you are entitled to free medical service in public medical centres and hospitals from the beginning of the term.

Required documents:

  • application form
  • copy of accommodation sheet card stamped by the Immigration Office
  • copy of residence permit
  • copy of your passport
  • student status certificate (in Hungarian) (ask your Registrar’s Officer for it)
  • authorization

EXTENSION OF SOCIAL SECURITY (TAJ) CARD

The procedure of renewing Social Security ID cards changed by the stricter COVID-19 regulations introduced on Nov 11th 2020:

GÖDÖLLŐ Campus
1) There is a cardboard box in the corridor of OEP Office (National Health Insurance Fund) in Gödöllő into which you should drop your complete documentation. BUT you need to authorize Ms. Judit Tallárom Czingili so that she can collect it. There is no client service now, you cannot collect your new card in person. Ms. Judit goes there on a weekly basis. Students are informed in an email when they can receive their extended TAJ card in IR Office.
2) Or you can ask for your new card being posted.
Check the expiry date of the card, and submit the application for the extension at least one month before the expiry or after receiving your new residence permit to the OEP Office competent on the basis of the address of your accommodation.
Preparation of the above documents in IR Office: during Student hours (Mon-Thurs 13:30-15:00).

Then students should go to the Social Security Office (OEP Office) during opening hours when you can find the cardboard box in front of the door to drop in your pack.

Required documentation:

  • Copy of accommodation card stamped by the Immigration Office
  • Copy of  your residence permit
  • Copy of your passport
  • student status certificate issued within 30 days
  • authorization
  • application form
  • original TAJ card

Social Security Office (OEP - National Health Insurance Fund) in Gödöllő:
Gödöllő, Dózsa György u. 13. 1st floor Room No. 110.
Working hours: Mo and Wed: 8am – 3pm; Tue: 9am – 5:30pm; (Thurs and Fri: closed).

BUDA Campus
Contact your Campus Coordinator in an email or during student hours: Bogardi.Leticia [kukac] uni-mate.hu (Ms. Letícia Bogárdi).
In COVID-19 situation from 11th Nov, 2020 you can only arrange your extension after asking for an appointment.
Booking an appointment is possible via email: idopontfoglalas.egeszsegbiztositas [kukac] ebf.bfkh.gov.hu
OR
on the phone, from Monday-Thursday between 8:00-15:00, on Friday between 8:00-12:00
Tel: 06 1 288-5100/Ext. 3388, 06 1 288-5100/Ext. 3329, 06 1 288-5100/Ext. 5327, 06 1 288-5100/Ext. 3619, 06 1 288-5100/Ext. 3108

Social Security Office (OEP - National Health Insurance Fund) in Budapest:
1139 Budapest, District 13. Teve utca. 1a-c.
Working hours: Mo, Tue, Thurs: 8am–3pm; Wed: 8am–4.30pm; Fri: 8am–1pm

GEORGIKON Campus - Keszthely
Same procedure for extension as for application for the first card.

Information about free and anonym AIDS test (Budapest, Karolina út 35/B.) at http://anonimaids.hu/english-2/

Consultation hours - Gödöllő Campus:
SZIU's general practitioner, Dr. Shafiqul Islam, works at the Public Health Clinic, Gödöllő, Szabadság tér 3. (next to the market place).
Dr. Márta Kovács - works in the dormitory Building C, you can visit her only! in case of emergency.
Dentist: Dr. Feder Asher - works in the town centre: Gödöllő, Szilhát u. 47. Booking an appointment is possible only in Hungarian. Consider whether you ask for an appointment. If you do so, take it seriously. Those who do not appear at the agreed time and miss to cancel their appointment 48 hrs earlier, need to wait for long  - usually for months - for another appointment due to the huge demand.

Name

Phone

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Dr. Kovács Márta - GP
(Dorm C)

+36-28-522-900
/ ext. 1088

08.00-12.00

14.00-18.00

08.00-12.00

08.00-12.00

08.00-12.00

Dr. Shafiqul Islam - GP Szabadság tér 3.

+36-28-430-655
/ ext. 211

+36 70 502-2031

13.00-17.00

08.00-12.00

13.00-17.00

08.00-12.00

14.00-18.00

Dr. Feder Asher - dentist
Szilhát u. 47.

first visit: in person

+36 28 420 202

+36 20 928 4233

Patients ONLY with an appointment: 12.00-13:00

13:00-20.00

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Patients ONLY with an appointment: 12.00-13:00

  13:00-20.00

9.00-13.30

9.00-14.00

On BUDA CAMPUS

Please ask your International Coordinator.

EMERGENCIES

In case of an emergency, dial one of the following numbers:

  •  Ambulance: 104
  •  Police: 107,
  •  Fire brigade: 105
  •  Central Emergency Helpline: 112 - can be dialled from a Hungarian cell phone from inside the country.