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CT1208
1/18/2022 13:54 EST

Hi

How do prescription charges work in Cyprus? Also are there are concessions for people with a chronic condition and who will therefore need medication on a regular basis?

Any insight would be much appreciated - thank you in advance

MissDaisy
1/19/2022 13:02 EST

It all depends on if you are on the national health system, GESY, or not. If you are on GESY, you will pay a minimal fee for prescriptions, normally a few euros. I cannot comment on medication for a chronic condition as I do not have one. Note that not all medication is available through GESY. If your medication is not available through GESY, then you will have to pay full price for it. But costs are significantly less than in the US. The government lists prescription prices in Cyprus every 6 months. The price on the list is the price you would pay if you are not on GESY. As an example, I just had to get Augmentin for a sinus infection. It costs about 12 euros non-GESY and 3 euros GESY.
https://www.moh.gov.cy/moh/phs/phs.nsf/pricelist_en/pricelist_en?opendocument

Some prescriptions are available over the counter. For example, my allergy meds require a prescription is the US but are over the counter in Cyprus.

Hopeths helps

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