15 Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Libya
Last updated on Jun 09, 2023
Summary: The quality of medical care in Libya is generally lower than in the United States. Medical facilities are often outdated and lack the latest technology and treatments. Emergency services are limited and may not be available in all areas. To call for an ambulance, you can contact the local police or fire department.
How are healthcare services Libya?
When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Libya, they replied:
"Healthcare services in Libya are provided by both public and private institutions. The public healthcare system is funded by the government and is available to all citizens. The quality of public healthcare varies depending on the region, but generally it is considered to be of a lower standard than in other countries. Foreign residents are able to access the public healthcare system, but they may need to pay for some services. Expats in Libya typically use private healthcare services, as they are more reliable and of a higher quality. However, some expats may use the public healthcare system if they are unable to access private services," mentioned one expat in Libya.
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About the Author
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.