All about holidays in Hungary on thermal springs

Medical tourism Hungary

As for the provision of medical care, then the role of the state is limited to only some types of specialized care.

For example, the Ministry of Health owns ambulance services, blood transfusions and some specialized institutions.

University clinics are subordinate to the Ministry of Education. The Ministries of Defense, Transport and Internal Affairs have their own medical facilities.

The National Health Insurance Fund Administration is the main purchaser of medical services in the country. After the management of organizations became strictly centralized in 1998, the funds for the Health Insurance Fund are received through the State Tax Service.

The main decisions regarding the Fund - the amount of contributions, the budget and its distribution by sections, methods of financing medical institutions - are made centrally by the unicameral Parliament (State Assembly), the government and the Ministry of Health.

The number of medical personnel and bed capacity are standardized by the state through agreements, but the volume and quality of services are not limited.

Other aspects of health care — registration and licensing of personnel, drugs and equipment, and social security prices — are carefully regulated.

Since 2001, the Ministry of Health is obliged to cover the deficit in the budget of the Health Insurance Fund from its own budget and is authorized to demand reallocation of funds between sections and subsections of the budget of the Health Insurance Fund.

The main providers of health care services are local governments, which own most health care facilities, including hospitals, clinics and primary health care points. In addition, they have the right to enter into contracts with private medical institutions.

However, the private sector is underdeveloped, with the exception of the primary health care level, where a functional privatization scheme is widely used (that is, receiving payments for services from the Health Insurance Fund when renting premises and equipment from local authorities).

The Hungarian Medical Chamber is responsible for licensing and professional self-regulation.

Types of medical services

Insurance guarantees full medical care. Responsibility for the provision of health services to the population lies primarily with regional and local governments.

Medical tourism Hungary

Tourists from all over the world come to Hungary for quality and affordable treatment. Medicinal waters and thermal springs are located throughout the country. Hungarian medicine provides the latest treatment methods. The cost of medical care is much lower here than in other countries. In order to get treatment in Hungary, you need a special visa.

What diseases are treated in Hungarian resorts?

Hungarian resorts are popular due to the fact that the country has a huge number of natural health centers: 55 hydropathic centers, 5 recognized mud springs, 67 thermal hotels, 5 health caves and 1 dry carbon dioxide bath (mofetta).

Let's list some places where you should go for recovery:


Heviz is a warm water body of natural origin. The waters of Heviz contain calcium, potassium and bicarbonates. The entire lake is renewed every 28 hours thanks to a powerful underground source. And the sludge settling in a thick layer at the bottom releases a natural antibiotic that kills pathogenic bacteria.

The following diseases are treated at Heviz:

  • of the musculoskeletal system;
  • peripheral nervous system;
  • gynecological;
  • diseases of the ENT organs.

In summer, the water temperature in the lake is + 33 ... + 34 ° С, and in winter it does not drop below +26 ° С.


The city of Hajduszoboszlo is one of the best balneological resorts in Hungary. The country's largest hydrotherapy complex operates all year round and is very popular among tourists.

The healing effect of thermal alkaline water is due to the high content of hydrocarbonate, iodine, bromine and sodium chloride. This composition, combined with high water temperature, gives good results: according to experts, there is a 90% chance that the disease will recede.

More than 40 types of various procedures are carried out in the Hajdúszoboszló spa: mud therapy, massage, hydromassage, inhalation, iontophoresis, treatment in a carbon dioxide bath and much more.

The Hungarian Constitution guarantees all citizens full health care, the running costs of which are covered by the Health Insurance Fund

Hungary is a small state in Eastern Europe, which has created comfortable conditions for various types of tourism: from educational, entertainment and gastronomic to wellness. This country is famous for its mineral and thermal springs, famous throughout Europe, collected by nature itself in a relatively small area.

The capital city of Budapest has well-equipped bathing complexes, some of which resemble a real palace (Széchenyi) or allow you to admire the view from the open jacuzzi to the old buildings and the Danube River (Rudas), while receiving aesthetic pleasure along with the wellness procedure.

Mineral waters are also popular (more than 1000 open springs with a unique chemical composition), which are drunk for medicinal purposes or used for baths. The Hungarian thermal spas are especially famous, allowing you to get rid of all kinds of ailments (pain in joints and muscles, neuroses, cardiovascular diseases) with the help of healing water procedures at temperatures above 30 ° C.

Where are the resorts

The secret of the success of thermal spas in Hungary is also their convenient location and transport accessibility: 5 baths with natural warm water are located right in the capital or in its suburbs.

You can get to Budapest from Moscow at a very reasonable price (from 3700 rubles, luggage is paid separately). Transportation is carried out by WizzAir Airlines, Aeroflot (from 7500 rubles), Turkish Airlines (7585 rubles), Air Baltic (8198 rubles).

Thermal Baths in the Capital

The most famous and luxurious Széchenyi (Szečka) bath is located in Budapest at the address: Állatkerti körút 9-11. You can get to the baths by metro: (Szécheni Fürdő station on the yellow line).

The Gellért Baths are located in Buda (on the right bank of the Danube) next to the Szent Gellért tér stop (on the green metro line). There is a resort nearby, from which visitors can access the wellness center directly via a covered walkway.

The Rudas Baths and Turkish Baths are located next to the Erzbet Bridge at 27 Frankel Leó út. There is a bus stop (5, 7, 8, 86) and trams (18, 19) nearby. You will have to walk about 15 minutes from the metro. (from the Batiani ter station).

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