University of Pécs

International programmes


Health Services

First aid and emergency medical care are free for foreigners, in other cases you have to pay for the treatment. A full coverage general health insurance for Hungary is a prerequisite for registration at any faculty of the University of Pécs.

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. Although EU-students may be able to use their insurances in Hungary, a private medical insurance is recommended to international students. Click on the following link to get to know more information about the private insurance:

Health Insurance


The General Practitioner (GP) Service provided by the Centre for Occupational Health and Hygiene of the University of Pécs Clinical Centre(“PTE KK Foglalkozás-egészségügyi és Munkahigiénés Központ”) offers primary care for the students of the university.





The place of consultation:

7624 Pécs, Nyár utca 8.

Opening hours:

Monday: 8:30-16:00

Tuesday-Thursday: 8:00-16:00

Friday: 8:00-12:00, 13:00-15:00


Should you have any questions, problems or would like to make an appointment please contact our English speaking GP on +36 72 507-520





GP on duty In case of emergency: 

If you fell sick outside the GP’s opening hours you will need to go to the General Practitioner on duty:

The place of consultation:

Janus Pannonius Clinical Block, Department of Emergency Medicine level

Pécs, Ifjúság út 13. (entrance from Honvéd utca)

Opening hours:

weekdays: 15:00  to 07:00 in the morning

Saturday, Sunday and on holidays: 0-24

In case you have serious illness or an accident (and you are able to get there yourself), you also need to go to Janus Pannonius Clinical Block:

Pécs, Ifjúság út 13. (entrance from Honvéd utca)


The treatment of foreign students is as follows:

  • if the student is insured by one of the insurance companies the university has a contract with (Generali Providencia) all expenses are covered by the insurance company
  • if the student is insured by any other insurance companies not in contract with the university, the student needs to pay for the treatment on the spot according to the operative Code of Charges and Benefits of he UP. The student receives an ambulant card and a receipt/invoice and can get reimbursement from his/her own insurance company
  • if the student is not insured he/she needs to pay for the treatment on the spot according to the operative Code of Charges and Benefits of he UP. The student receives an ambulant card and a receipt/invoice. If any further examinations are required, or specialist treatment is needed those are accessible through primary care.


Pharmacies in Pécs and Szekszárd (gyógyszertár in Hungarian) are well supplied and can provide medicaments for most common ailments.

All-night chemist's: SIPO Zsolnay Patika (next to Penny Market)


Address: 7622 Pécs, Zsolnay Vilmos u. 8.
Phone: +36-72- 516-760
Open: Mo-F: 7.00-20.00, Sat: 7.00-13.00, Sunday: 9.00-13.00 (on DUTY after 13:00)


The list of widely used medicines



General emergency service phone number: 112 
Police: 107 
Ambulance: 104 
Fire service: 105 
To call these numbers is free of charge.

24-hour English-language crime hotline: +36 1 438 8080 
English language telephone directory service: 191 
International operator: 199


Useful links:

Pharmacies, hospitals and clinics in Pécs

More about the health care in Szekszárd

Website of the National Health Insurance Fund