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Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Istanbul, Turkey

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 24, 2023

Summary: The quality of medical care in Istanbul, Turkey is generally considered to be on par with the United States, with many hospitals and clinics offering a wide range of services. Some of the most well-known hospitals and clinics in Istanbul include Acibadem Hospital, Memorial Hospital, and American Hospital. Emergency services are available in Istanbul, and ambulances can be called by dialing 112.

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How are healthcare services Istanbul?

When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Istanbul, they replied:

"Istanbul, offers a wide range of healthcare services, including both public and private hospitals, clinics, and medical centers. The city is known for its high-quality medical facilities, well-trained healthcare professionals, and advanced medical technologies. Public hospitals in Istanbul provide affordable healthcare services to both residents and visitors, while private hospitals offer more specialized care and personalized services, often catering to medical tourists. In addition to general healthcare services, Istanbul is home to several specialized medical facilities, such as oncology centers, cardiovascular hospitals, and orthopedic clinics. The city also boasts a number of dental clinics, eye hospitals, and cosmetic surgery centers, offering various treatments and procedures at competitive prices. Istanbul's healthcare services are supported by a strong network of emergency services, including ambulances, emergency rooms, and urgent care centers. Pharmacies are widely available throughout the city, providing prescription and over-the-counter medications. The city's healthcare system is continuously improving, with ongoing investments in infrastructure, technology, and medical education. Istanbul's healthcare services are increasingly becoming a popular choice for medical tourists seeking high-quality care at affordable prices," wrote an expat living in Istanbul.

"It's is essential that you have health care insurance. Axa as far as I know is the only company that will insure you over the age of 70. This is only possible if you had had a policy with them from I believe 65 years old," said an expat in Istanbul.

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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.

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