Students of the University are provided medical and pharmaceutical care. Healthcare for students is determined by Π.Δ. 327/1983 (ΦΕΚ 117/7-9-1983, Τ. Α).
Α. Students entitled to have healthcare under the following conditions:
Heath care as well as medical and pharmaceutical care deserve all undergraduate and postgraduate students of higher educational institutions either they are nationals or expatriates and foreigners for a period equal to the official duration of study increased by two years for undergraduate and by half for postgraduate students as it is determined by the legislation.
As for the last year of studies the health care is extended beyond the end of the academic year, specifically until December 31st for those students who have not received their qualification until then.
In case studies are suspended, according to the provisions of Article 29 paragraph 10 of L. 1268/1982, healthcare is interrupted and is extended after regaining the student status. For the healthcare booklet approval by the University of Patras, students should address to the Secretary of the Department, where they should deliver:
- Solemn statement of L. 1599-1986, that they have no other health insurance and also that they want the health insurance offered by the University pf Patras
- A photograph
Moreover, students who have a healthcare booklet from the University of Patras, deserve the European Health Insurance Card (E.K.A.A) whenever they need to go abroad, in European Union Countries. For the acquisition of the European Health Insurance Card, students are required to submit at the Directorate of Student Affairs the following documents:
- Healthcare booklet from the University of Patras, valid for the current year
- Certificate of studies by the Secretariat of the Department that will assure the students’ status
B. Cover Costs
The Healthcare benefits that students are entitled to have, are free of charge with the conditions and restrictions of the provisions of Π.Δ. 327/1983 (ΦΕΚ 117/79-91983, τ. Α’). Students’ hospitalization is provided at the BA position, which is based on the rates normally applied each time for civil servants. The costs of the Healthcare are covered either by the budget of the relevant Universities or by the student club of Universities.
C. Selection of Insurance Agency
If the student is entitled directly or indirectly to receive care by another insurer, he may select the insurer he prefers by submitting a solemn declaration at the respective Department of the University.
The cost will charge the insurer selected by the student. In case the selected insurer covers only hospital, medical and pharmaceutical care or part of the hospitalization expenses, the respective University or the Student Club of the University, covers the rest expenditure as mentioned in paragraph B.