State Hospitals & Healthcare in North Cyprus

North Cyprus operates a fairly modern state run healthcare system, albeit still a little behind the times in places.  However, it is perfectly acceptable for the majority of the population, although expatriates may also prefer to have the addition of private health insurance if they can afford it.

First things first, and that is North Cyprus is at present not a member of the EU, and therefore the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will not be valid at any medical facility here, whether state or private.

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Private Healthcare in North Cyprus

The private healthcare sector in North Cyprus is one which you should feel comfortable about if you are considering relocating to live here.  Should you ever need treatment for any number of ailments or illnesses, or require emergency treatment such as surgery, then there are excellent and well equipped facilities to deal with pretty much every eventuality.

Expatriates who reside in North Cyprus can of course take out their own health insurance, and this may be advisable.  Health insurance is available through many of the insurance companies and agents operating in North Cyprus which can offer a range of policies to suit your requirements, usually through the larger health insurance companies in Turkey.  It is also possible to obtain health insurance direct via large international companies such as BUPA for example.

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