You need to have insurance to get medical aid. Basically the general practitioner is you starting point in the health care system who will send you further if it’s necessary. Of course in the case of serious acute health problem you can call the ambulance.
STEP 1: Make social security number and card and find a general practitioner. If you are employed or student you also can ask the company/school doctor to help. Maybe this last way is better if you aren’t Hungarian and you don’t know the systems and the doctors in the town.
STEP 2: If you have problem:
- general problem: go to the general practitioner or to the company/school doctor.
- acute illness:
- in office hours go to the general practitioner
- out of office hours: visit the doctor in attendance (nights, weekend, holidays)
- acute illness when the patient can’t move but the problem is not serious: call the general practitioner or the doctor in attendance on phone and ask him/her to go to your place
- serious problem: call the ambulance on this free numbers: 104, 112
STEP 3: The doctors will tell you what to do next. If the doctor sends you to outpatient or inpatient care you have to make an appointment in the nearest health service provider institutions.
Here you can find the list of general practitioners in Hungary (in Hungarian): http://www.neak.gov.hu/felso_menu/lakossagnak/szerzodott_szolgaltatok/haziorvosi_szolgalatok.html
Here you can find the list of the Hungarian hospitals (with address and phone number) which provide inpatient care (in Hungarian):
Here you can find the list of the Hungarian hospitals (with address and phone number) which provide outpatient care (in Hungarian):