Are there any vaccinations I should get or other health precautions to take as I prepare for my move to your city?
No vaccinations are required.
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Before I get sick, what should I know about seeking medical care in your city as an expat?
First aid and ambulance services are free for citizens of the UK, Scandinavia and most Western European countries. However, follow-up treatment must be paid for.
Treatment at a public outpatient clinic (rendelo intezet) costs little, but doctors working privately sometimes charge much more. To get a rough idea, a consultation in a doctor’s surgery (orvosi rendelo ) starts at 2,500 forints, while a home visit starts at 4,000 forints.
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What is the word for "doctor" in the local language?
Orvos (pronounced 'ohr-voh-sh').
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What is the best way to locate a suitable health care provider?
Ask your friends or co-workers to recommend one. Also, you can find advertisements for English-speaking physicians in the Yellow Pages.
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Do expats in the area tend to leave the city/area/country to seek medical care? If so, why and where do they go?
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What is the number to call to summon help in an emergency? List medical/fire/police.
Medical: 104
Fire: 105
Police: 107
General emergency: 112
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What do I do if there's an emergency in the middle of the night—or at another time when my normal doctor/clinic is unavailable?
In an emergency, call 104 or 112 for help. There are physicians in attendance around the clock in every part of the city.
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How will I recognize a pharmacy? What is it called in the local language?
Usually, there is a sign with a snake around a red cross. You can either call it patika or by the less-easily pronounceable name of gyogyszertar .
Hours are usually between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Each pharmacy hangs a sign with the address of the closest after-hours pharmacy (ugyeletes gyogyszertar ) where you can get medication in emergency situations.
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