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Health Care in Kiti

By Betsy Burlingame

William Russell
William Russell

Summary: Learn about the health system in Kiti: how it can and cannot be used by expats, nomads, retirees and others moving to and living in Kiti.

The healthcare system in Kiti is a blend of public and private services. The public healthcare system, known as the General Healthcare System (GHS), is accessible to all residents, including foreigners, while the private sector offers a range of services for those who prefer or require specialized care.

Cyprus's Healthcare System

The public healthcare system in Cyprus, the General Healthcare System (GHS), is funded through taxes and contributions from employers, employees, and the state. It provides a wide range of services, from primary care to specialized treatments. Foreigners, including expats and digital nomads, are allowed to use the public healthcare system, provided they have made the necessary contributions. Public hospitals in Kiti are generally well-equipped and staffed by competent professionals, but for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries, some people may recommend private hospitals due to their perceived higher standard of care. Private hospitals in Kiti offer a high standard of care, with modern facilities and highly trained staff. Many expats choose to use private hospitals, either due to personal preference or because their insurance coverage is more comprehensive in the private sector.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Kiti

Kiti, being a small town, does not have a large number of hospitals. However, there are several clinics and medical centers in the area. These include:

  • The Kiti Medical Center, a private clinic offering a range of services.
  • The Pervolia Medical Center, another private clinic located nearby.
For more serious conditions or emergencies, expats in Kiti typically travel to Larnaca, which is approximately 15 minutes away by car. The Larnaca General Hospital is a public hospital offering a wide range of services, including emergency care.

Emergency Services in Kiti

Emergency services in Kiti are provided by the Cyprus Emergency Services, which can be reached by dialing 112. Ambulance services are available, and response times are generally good, although delays can occur in peak times or due to traffic. It is recommended to have a basic understanding of Greek, as not all operators may be fluent in English.

Health Insurance Companies in Kiti

There are several popular private health insurance companies in Kiti, including Atlantic Insurance and Universal Life. These companies offer a range of plans, from basic coverage to comprehensive plans that include private hospital care. Many expats and digital nomads choose to use these local companies, although some may opt for international health insurance providers that offer coverage in multiple countries. It is important to carefully consider your healthcare needs and insurance options when living in Kiti, or anywhere in Cyprus.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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