Health Care

Health care for scholarship holders 
If you are a scholarship holder student, you are entitled to have 2 kinds of medical insurance:
The University of Miskolc and the staff of the Directorate for International Relations (DIR) will assist you with getting both kinds of medical insurance. However the administration of the private medical insurance is quite fast, it still takes some time to have it arranged, therefore you are strongly advised to leave your country with a health insurance for the first period of your stay in Hungary. Getting the so-called ’TAJ-card’ (social health insurance card) takes a longer time.
Health care for self-financing students
Self-financing students are strongly recommended to have a private medical insurance and the staff of DIR is ready to help in it. The University of Miskolc has a contract with a specific insurance company (the company itself may vary in every semester). If you prefer to choose some other private medical insurance, you have to go to the chosen health insurance fund and make an agreement individually.
Health care in general
First aid and emergency medical care are free for foreigners, in other cases you may have to pay for the treatment.
EU citizens are insured on the basis of the European Health Insurance Card when they are in another member state and are, from the point of view of social security, entitled to the same rights and have the same obligations as citizens of that given member state. The EU card only covers the 'medically necessary' services (e.g.: dialysis treatment, oxygen therapy), but does not authorize the use of deferred care.
Where to go / what to do if you need to see a doctor?
Only a check-up is needed
Doctor’s Office
Place: Student Hostel E/4, Doctor’s Office
Phone number: 46/565-391, extension number: 14-93
Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 07:00 – 11:00, Thursday: 12:00-16:00.
If any health problems arise during your stay, you can visit the university doctor’s surgery/dentistry in student hostel E/4 on the ground floor. Ask your mentor student to accompany you to avoid language problems and do not forget to make an appointment in advance. After a medical check-up, the doctor will decide if you need a specialised examination or hospital treatment. If so, you will be given a warrant for further examination or hospitalisation. The TAJ-card is necessary for the doctor to be able to make a medical check-up.
Specialized Health Care Services
Ophthalmology Services:
Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Thursday: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Physiotherapy Services:
Before visiting the physiotherapist you have to make an appointment.
Dentist’s Office
Student Hostel E/4, ground floor, room 6. ; Extension number: 14-52
Office hours: Monday and Wednesday: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Emergency Medical Services
There is a nurse on duty for students living in the Student Hostel.
Place: Student Hostel E/4, Doctor’s Office
Phone number: 46/565-391 or Extension number: 14-93
Office hours: Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Adult General Practitioners’ Emergency Services
Place: 9-11. Csabai kapu, Miskolc (in the city)
Phone number: 46/477-104
Office hours: Monday – Sunday: 24 hours every day

Pharmacies (in Hungarian: Gyógyszertár)

Pharmacies in Miskolc are well supplied and can provide medicaments for most common ailments.


Pharmacy Fehér Holló

Address: 3530 Miskolc, Szemere Bertalan street. 1.

Opening hours: 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Always open, but you have to ring the bell in the after hours. (10:00 p.m. – 6:30


Phone: +36 46 359 071


Pharmacy Szent Rókus Gyógyszertár 

Address: 3529 Miskolc, Csabai kapu 11.

Phone: +36-46-560-246

Open: Mo-S: 0-24 h.


The case is urgent

General emergency service phone number: 112

Ambulance: 104

To call these numbers is free of charge.


If you are in danger and you need immediate medical treatment, you should call the General emergency service (112), where you can speak with an English-speaking operator.