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How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Hungary

There are two main ways to safeguard your health in Hungary; one is to register with the public healthcare system and the second is to buy private health insurance. It is possible to do both and supplement what the public healthcare system offers with a private policy.    more ...

How To Register With The Healthcare System In Hungary

Hungary is home to highly-trained doctors and adequately-equipped hospitals, the quality of which is constantly improving due to the country’s recent status as an emergent medical tourism destination. The healthcare system has recently been privatised extensively and is now mainly financed through the Health Insurance Fund (HIF), which provides free or subsidised care to Hungarian nationals.    more ...

Complementary Therapies In Hungary And How To Access Them

Expats resident in Hungary may access their primary healthcare needs via either the public healthcare system or the private sector, but may also wish to explore the range of complementary therapies available in the country.    more ...

Dental And Opthalmic Care In Hungary: How To Find The Right Options For You

If you are an expat living and working in Hungary and are registered with the national health insurance scheme then you will be entitled to basic dental treatment, such as check-ups and fillings, under state insurance.    more ...

How Does Cancer Care In Hungary Compare With The UK?

The standard of oncological care that you will experience in the UK and in Hungary will depend to some extent on whether you are registered with the national health insurance schemes of the NHS in the UK and the HIF in Hungary.    more ...

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Hungary?

The cost of healthcare in Hungary will depend on a number of factors, namely whether you:    more ...

Maternity Care In Hungary: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

If you are an expat and pregnant in Hungary, your maternity care and cover will depend on whether you are registered with the Hungarian public health system. You will be covered under the Országos Egészségpénztár Penztar (OEP) if you and your employer have been making contributions into the national insurance scheme (HIF).    more ...

Prescriptions In Hungary: What Is Available And How To Ensure You Get The Right Level Of Care

As an expat in Hungary, you should not experience too much difficulty in accessing your prescription medication. It is advisable to check first with your GP in your home nation whether your medication is legal in Hungary, as pharmaceutical regulations can vary from nation to nation.    more ...

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Hungary?

If you are an expat living and working in Hungary, then you will be able to access the public healthcare system, the Országos Egészségpénztár Penztar (OEP) if you and your employer have been making contributions into the national insurance scheme (HIF), and you will also be able to access the private sector by making out-of-pocket payments or if you are covered by your own . ...    more ...

Using The Healthcare System In Hungary - A Short Guide For Expats

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Overview of healthcare in Hungary

In the aftermath of communism, Hungary is gradually emerging as a medical tourism destination since its healthcare standards are a bit higher than some of the other neighboring European nations. While the hospitals are averagely equipped, most of the doctors are well trained. Many citizens from neighboring countries therefore cross over to Hungary for better quality medical treatment at more affordable price ...    more ...

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