Many private heath clinics have opened in and around Budapest in the past 18 years. As opposed to public hospitals, these clinics guarantee the quality circumstances for patients: the operations, births, examinations and special consulting are performed in a 4-5 star hotel environment.
Most Budapest private clinics specialize in one area of medicine, such as dentistry, plastic surgery or even eyesight improvements, but certain larger clinics, called polyclinics, offer a full spectrum of health services.
It is important to realize that while Hungarian private clinics' prices are relatively expensive compared to Hungarian wages, they are still way cheaper than their Western European counterparts.
Expatriates living in Hungary are satisfied with the quality of the private healthcare service industry in Budapest.