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Healthy living and working in Graz! Health care in Austria is exemplary in Europe. With the appropriate health insurance you are entitled to the best possible medical care.
Get an overview of the key data relating to the Austrian Public Health Service, doctors, pharmacies and hospitals in Graz here. 

What you Need to Know

  • Emergency number for ambulance services in Austria: 144 
  • Doctors’ emergency service phone number: 141. This service is responsible when all other doctors are not on duty:
    weekdays from 7 pm to 7 am, weekends and holidays 24-hour service.  
  • Health insurance is compulsory in Austria.
  • It is possible to co-insure other members of your family too.
  • For their residence title, students from third countries require health insurance that will cover all risks.
  • Health insurance providers are called "Kassen".
  • The majority of antibiotics is only available on prescription; there is a prescription fee.
  • When consulting a private doctor (i.e. doctors that do not have a direct contract with your health insurance provider) be prepared for a co-pay.
  • If you want to see a specialist, you need a referral letter (issued by your GP).
  • You are entitled to a free health check-up once a year.

TU Graz Services

  • If you are an exchange student, please find information in the section preparation.
  • If you are a citizen of a non-EU country (“third country”) and plan on carrying out your entire study programme at TU Graz, the Welcome Center gladly answers your questions about health insurance.

    Welcome Center of TU Graz

    Lessingstraße 31/I
    A-8010 Graz
    Phone: +43 316 873 4920

Please Note

  • Always take your incurance card (E-Card) with you when consulting a doctor. If you don’t have one, you will have to pay a deposit that will be reimbursed when you present your health insurance card.  
  • Marginal employment at TU Graz does not include registration for health insurance.  
  • Smoking is prohibited in all public spaces and in many restaurants, bars and cafés too. In Austria, it is prohibited to take drugs such as Marihuana, designer drugs, etc.

How to Find a Doctor

TU Graz Information Leaflet: Medical assistance and multilingual doctors

Further Information