General Practitioner (GP)
The most important doctor during your stay in Hungary is your local General Practitioner („Háziorvos”). Everyone belongs to a specific GP based on their address, and you need to visit him/her at first, so they can examine you and register in their system. After examining you, the GP will send you to a specialist on your problem with a medical referral or prescribe you the necessary medicines. They are also able to issue sick leave papers, which is needed if you missed a few days from work due to illness.
Normally, most GPs don’t require pre-booked appointments, however, because of the pandemic booking an appointment is mandatory if you wish to visit your GP.
If you don’t know who your GP is, or you need help booking an appointment you should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes the following:
- your full name,
- your gender,
- exact address (including your 4-digit postal code) according to your address card,
- your mother’s FULL maiden name,
- your date of birth,
- your place of birth,
- your nationality,
- your TAJ number,
- the expiry date of your TAJ card,
- your Neptun code,
- whether you contacted any COVID-19 positive person or experienced the symptoms of the virus,
- your phone number, as well as
- a detailed description of your medical issue.
Based on this information, we will shortly provide you with their name and their office hours. If the doctor doesn’t speak English, we can also help you with translation. If you need help with appointments, please send us a screenshot of your timetable from Neptun!
Availability of GPs outside their office hours
If you need to see a doctor when your GP is not available (e. g. on weekends), you can visit the closest general doctor on duty („Háziorvosi ügyelet”) – there is one in each district. Here you cannot know who will examine you, and you might have to wait for a long time – so you will probably need a mentor’s help (or someone else who can translate to Hungarian). This is ONLY for urgent cases! Otherwise, you should wait until your GP is available.
The location of 0-24 doctors in the districts where most of our students live:
- District 1: 1122 Budapest, Városmajor u. 33.
- District 5: 1052 Budapest, Semmelweis u. 14/B.
- Districts 6 and 7: 1073 Budapest, Dob utca 86.
- District 8: 1084, Budapest, Auróra u. 22-28
The hospital complex is called “Józsefvárosi Szent Kozma Egészségügyi Központ”.
- District 9: 1096 Budapest, Haller utca 29/A
It is located in a large hospital complex, but it has a separate entrance from Haller utca.
- District 11: 1115 Budapest, Tétényi út 12-16/A
It is inside the Szent Imre hospital complex, near the emergency entrance. Many doctors we met there could speak English, but you can never be sure about it.
- District 13: 1139 Budapest Révész u. 10-12
How do I know which district I live in?
It is quite easy to decide: you can see a 4-digit postal code in your address. The two middle numbers indicate the district. For example Corvin dorm’s postal code is 1082, which means it is located in district number 08.
If you have any questions please check the FAQ or contact us using the form below! We aim to provide answers as detailed as possible, which can take some time. Please be patient, we cannot respond instantaneously.