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Health Care in Polis

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Explore healthcare options for expatriates and digital nomads in Polis: uncover top-rated providers, hospitals, and medical facilities to meet your needs while living abroad in Polis.

The healthcare system in Polis offers both public and private options for residents and expats. The public healthcare system, known as the General Healthcare System (GHS), provides comprehensive coverage for citizens and residents, while private healthcare facilities offer additional services and shorter waiting times.

Cyprus's Healthcare System

The public healthcare system in Cyprus, the General Healthcare System (GHS), is available to both citizens and residents, including foreigners. Public hospitals in Polis are generally recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries, as they are well-equipped and staffed with experienced professionals. However, public hospitals may have longer waiting times and less personalized care compared to private hospitals. Foreigners, including expats and digital nomads, are allowed to use the public healthcare system in Cyprus, but many choose to use private hospitals for their healthcare needs. Private hospitals in Polis are known for their high-quality care, modern facilities, and shorter waiting times. They are often recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Polis

Some recommended hospitals and clinics in Polis include:

  • Polis Medical Center (Private) - Located in the center of Polis, this facility offers a range of medical services.
  • St. George Polyclinic (Private) - Situated in Paphos, about a 40-minute drive from Polis, this clinic specializes in various medical fields, including cardiology and orthopedics.
  • Paphos General Hospital (Public) - Also located in Paphos, this public hospital provides comprehensive medical care, including emergency services and specialized treatments.
In case of limited options in Polis, expats may need to travel to nearby cities like Paphos for specialized medical care and surgeries.

Emergency Services in Polis

Ambulance services are available in Polis, and in case of an emergency, you can call the European emergency number 112. While response times may vary, it is generally expected that ambulances will arrive promptly to provide assistance.

Health Insurance Companies in Polis

Popular private health insurance companies in Polis include Atlantic Insurance, Universal Life, and EuroLife. These companies offer various health insurance plans tailored to the needs of individuals and families. Expats and digital nomads living in Polis may choose to use these local insurance providers or opt for specialized expat health insurance providers that cater specifically to their needs.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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