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Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Parikia Paros, Greece

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An expat on Paros Island in Greece offers insight about the quality and availability of healthcare on an island in Greece. Expats should be aware that there are no true hospitals on Paros Island.

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Expats Should Use Health Insurance in Greece for Parikia Paros

Always use insurance in Greece if you can, if not get reciprocal healthcare.

Paros Island Has No Hospitals in Parikia Paros

No true hospitals on the island, but good clinics both public and private. Nearest hospitals are on Naxos, Syros or Athens.

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Healthcare in Greece is Different than in the UK

In Athens the care is different to UK, for instance there needs to be a carer for the patient, a relative or someone privately paid for when you are in the hospital. Specialist healthcare is quite widely available here, and appointments are offered quickly.

Availability of Prescription Meds in Parikia Paros, Greece

Yes from the many chemists. I need several prescriptions but get them at 20% of cost under the healthcare programme.

If You Don't Obtain Health Insurance in Greece

I do not have insurance, but the costs of private medical care are quite reasonable.

Quality of Healthcare Compared to Home

[  ] Better
[  ] Somewhat Better
[  ] Same
[x] Somewhat Worse
[  ] Worse

Availability of Medical Care Compared to Home

[  ] Better
[  ] Somewhat Better
[  ] Same
[x] Somewhat Worse
[  ] Worse

Primary Method of Payment for Medical Care

[  ] International Health Insurance
[  ] Insurance Purchased in the Country I Live Abroad In
[  ] Out of Pocket
[x] Social Program (Medicare, Nationalized Health Insurance or Similar)
[  ] Other

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