Holders of Ukrainian passports are entitled to medical care in Hungary

Refugees from Ukraine can receive free medical care from Hungarian general practitioners, specialized clinics and hospitals. The Semmelweis University (SOTE) website says care will be provided to refugees in all acute and urgent cases. The clinic also offered to help medical students and professionals with their studies or employment in Hungary.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Ungarn Heute.

Ukrainian nationals are entitled to free acute and emergency care in Hungary from health care providers under contract with the social security system. This possibility exists with national general practitioners, specialized clinics, hospitals – on presentation of a passport. A social security agreement is in force between Hungary and Ukraine.

Semmelweis University in Budapest further announced that medical care will be provided to refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine in all acute and urgent cases. Rector Béla Merkely also stressed that additional staff can be provided if necessary.

The center will also offer refugee teachers and students the opportunity to continue their work and studies in Hungary. The university has already accepted 15 students who had previously studied in Ukraine.

If necessary, the establishment will also help families of students with links to Ukraine to find accommodation and is currently studying the common rooms that could be made available for this purpose.

Related article

Ukrainian refugees can use MÁV trains from Záhony for free

Ukrainian refugees can use MÁV trains from Záhony for free

The solidarity ticket is only available in second class and can only be obtained at Záhony station or on trains departing from the border town.Read more

The University has also set up a donation collection point in the “Technical Directorate” (1102, Budapest, Liget u. 22.), where donations will be accepted daily from Monday 28 February to Sunday 6 March 2022, from 2 :00 to 8:00 p.m. There is a particular need for:

  • Non-prescription drugs, painkillers, dressings.
  • Children’s vitamins, baby food, diapers, wet wipes
  • Masks, antiseptics
  • Stationery, toilet paper, paper towels
  • Disposable cutlery
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, sanitary napkins
  • Blankets, sleeping bags, poly-foam mattresses
  • Batteries, power strips, extension cords, flashlights
  • Canned food, non-perishable food, energy bars, cereal bars, chocolate
  • canned pet food

Photo presented by Zsolt Czeglédi/MTI