Health and Medical Information and General Advice in Turkey
Read this section to find out all the medical information you need for any visit to Turkey.
You need have no concerns as the medical service is Turkey is outstanding.
This is acknowledged globally and for the traveller Trip Adviser states ‘the quality of medical care in Turkey is high. Not only is the Turkish medical care excellent it is also very cheap. In some resort areas there are clinics where basic assessment and investigations will be provided free of charge on production of a valid travel insurance certificate’.
The private hospitals are excellent. Usually you will be provided with an English speaker to accompany you on your appointment. The wait is generally minimal and once you have seen a doctor you are provided with appropriate medicines which can then be purchased on prescription from the local pharmacy. A consultation, investigation usually only costs around 30GBP. You can see a top consultant for around 500TL within hours or a few days of your request.
In the event of a medical emergency Tel: 112
if you are able just go to the nearest hospital (hastane).
Wherever you are in Turkey you can find the nearest hospital providing emergency services (Açil)
In an emergency, foreigners who do not have social security insurance can go to any general hospital, where they will not be charged.
General hospitals are identified by using the name devlet hastenesi; other hospitals may specialise in areas such as maternity or surgery.
Private medical providers may also offer their own emergency services in large cities.
It is always advisable to have travel insurance if you are visiting Turkey even for a short period. If you apply for residency you are required to have health insurance as part of the application process.
Follow these links to explore the largest private hospitals in Alanya;
Both public and private ambulances are available in Turkey, although response times for public ambulances may be slower. Private ambulance fees may be covered by private health insurance; check with the relevant medical insurance provider before you travel so that there is no confusion in the event of an emergency.
It is easy to find a pharmacy (Eczaneler) in Mahmutlar and there are many in the area and most of them speak very good English and a range of other languages.
The Pharmacists in Turkey are very different to those is European countries in that they are allowed to diagnose illnesses and provide over-the-counter medicine as well as medicines on prescription.
Opening times are generally the same of all pharmacists in Mahmutlar and they tend to stay open longer during the Summer Season but in general, you will always find them open Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 18.00.
Most pharmacies are closed on Sundays, BUT there is always one emergency pharmacy open for 24 hours in Mahmutlar (nöbetçi ezcane).
Information on the nearest emergency pharmacy is usually indicated on the doors of a pharmacy.
If you need medication out of hours you can always find a pharmacy open in your local area as one always stays open 24-hour on the rota basis.
There is always a sign on the doors of the pharmacy telling which one is open. Alternatively you can check online by following out link here
Just scroll down the list to find the Mahmutlar Pharmacy.
There is a map to assist you in locating the premises.
Patients insured under the Turkish National Health Insurance Scheme pay approximately 10 to 20 percent of the cost of prescribed medicines at a pharmacy.
However, under 18s, people with disabilities or chronic illness and those on a low income are covered for the full amount.
The amount of cover for private insurance holders depends on the type of private health insurance and the options you choose when opening the policy.
Some insurance providers cover offers expenses up to 100 percent, while others may provide no cover for pharmacy expenses.
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Medical Tourism In Turkey Is A Thriving Industry
Turkey is one of the oldest inhabited countries of the world. Its location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia makes Turkey, originally Anatolia, a country of significant strategic importance. The same strategic importance has been of utmost utility in establishing Turkey as a prime destination for medical tourists.
Attracting close to 130,000 people every year from across the globe for medical treatment, Turkey has firmly asserted its authority and ability in the health tourism department, giving impetus to the Turkish government to force the issue and pump further funds and resources into improving amenities at an unprecedented rate.
WHY TURKEY? World Class Facilities
The medicine industry in the country is self-sufficient with regard to the domestic and international demand for treatment. This ensures that tourists visiting from countries abroad don’t have waiting periods for treatments.
Turkey has become highly regarded for dental treatment, hair transplants, and various cosmetic surgery procedures and offers incredible facilities at surprisingly low rates
This makes a prime destination for patients seeking medical attention in such areas. Almost all hospitals in the country have a dedicated cosmetic surgery wing. Turkey’s JCI accredited medical facilities are affiliated with top-tier US providers such as Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins Medicine, etc.
Turkey is a prime destination for medical tourists seeking cosmetic surgery. Treatments like liposuction, orthodontics, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation are extremely popular. In addition to this, most hospitals in Turkey also provide cardiovascular surgery, brain surgery, orthopedic joint (knee & hip) replacements.
Critical procedures like kidney dialysis, prostate operations, organ transplants (heart, kidney, liver, pancreas, small intestine, bone marrow), in-vitro fertilization treatments and fertility operations are offered at most major hospitals in the country. Dental treatments and surgical eye operations are also performed at numerous hospitals. Special emphasis needs to be given on the state of oncology treatment in the country.
Similar to Japan, Turkey has a rapidly growing cancer-treatment department, with hospitals bringing in medical professionals and referral doctors from renowned medical institutions from USA, such as Johns Hopkins, Harvard etc., to augment oncology departments of hospitals in the country.
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