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15 Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Hungary

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Aug 15, 2023

Summary: The quality of medical care in Hungary is generally considered to be good, although it may not be as advanced as in the United States. Emergency services are generally reliable and efficient, and ambulances can be called by dialing 112. Hospitals are well-equipped and staffed with experienced medical professionals. However, the cost of medical care in Hungary is generally lower than in the US.

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How are healthcare services Hungary?

When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Hungary, they replied:

"Ask what the capabilities are. Ask for costs up front. If possible don't ask for a "formal bill" as this will increase your out of pocket substantially," commented one expat who moved to Fonyod.

"Healthcare services in Hungary are provided by both public and private institutions. The public healthcare system is funded by the government and is available to all citizens and foreign residents. The quality of public healthcare is generally good, with a wide range of services available, including primary care, specialist care, hospital care, and preventive care. Expats in Hungary can use the public healthcare system, but they must first register with the local government office and obtain a health insurance card. This card allows them to access the public healthcare system and receive the same level of care as Hungarian citizens. Expats can also opt to use private healthcare services, which are often more expensive but may offer more comprehensive coverage," said one expat.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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