Since its foundation in 1769, Semmelweis University has paid special attention to the continued development and expansion of its health care services. As a result, the University has grown into one of the largest health care institution in Hungary today.
Its health care departments, totalling around 40 separate units, are organised into four main clinical centres (Inner Clinical Centre, Outer Clinical Centre, Kútvölgyi Clinical Centre, Városmajor Clinical Centre). The University covers the health care needs of approximately 5 percent of the Hungarian population, treating around 200,000 outpatients and 10,500 inpatients each month. The occupancy rate of its around 2100 active and 65 rehabilitation/chronic beds is over 80 percent, in addition to which the departments provide one-day care to 14,000 patients per annum.