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Health − for Employees

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. 

Source: kazoka303030 – Fotolia.com

What you Need to Know

  • Emergency number for ambulance services in Austria: 144 
  • Overview of emergency service numbers in Graz (in German)
  • 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

Health insurance at BVA becomes effective for TU Graz employees on the first day of employment. See also BVA brochure "BVA InForm". Exception: employees whose salary is below the "Geringfügigkeitsgrenze". 

TU Graz offers its employees the following services:

  • nutrition advice
  • chair massages
  • eyesight tests
  • stop smoking courses
  • various health and fitness courses
  • discount on annual tickets for a fitness studio
  • free medical check-ups
  • health days
  • special conditions for additional insurance
  • vaccinations such as free vaccinations against TBE (tick-borne encephalitis, transmitted by ticks) and influenza
  • working conditions for mothers-to-be are checked by the company doctor

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.  
  • If you fall ill, please inform your superior at once (either at the outset of or prior to your working hours. Should he or she not be available, please call the secretary’s office.
  • 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

All websites in German