The National Healthcare Service Center (in Hungarian: Országos Kórházi Főigazgatóság, OKFŐ) was founded in 2020 to strengthen the Hungarian healthcare system and to enable the making of governmental strategic decisions.
Since 2021, OKFŐ has been a successor of the former National Healthcare Service Providing Center (Állami Egészségügyi Ellátó Központ, ÁEEK) with extended authority.
The head of OKFŐ is the national hospital director-general.
OKFŐ’s purpose and scope of activities
OKFŐ exercises maintenance and management power over the Hungarian hospitals, as well as over medical institutions maintained and owned by the state. OKFŐ is also responsible for the allocation of primary care praxis rights (GP and GP Pediatrician services, Dental services).
OKFŐ has the right to determine the economic management of medical institutions, the directives for appropriation management, and centrally organizes and controls the financial conditions of professional matters.
Furthermore, OKFŐ exercises employer rights over the medical institution directors and employees. These rights are regulated by special legislation.
During emergency, the head of OKFŐ is the minister of home affairs, who is also appointed to be the head of the National Operative Board (Operatív Törzs) in times of special law.
How to contact OKFŐ
Address: 1125 Budapest, Diós árok 3.
Telephone: (+36 1) 356 1522
Web: www. okfo.gov.hu