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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 07, 2023

Summary: Paros, Greece is home to several hospitals and clinics, including the Paros General Hospital, the Paros Health Center, and the Paros Polyclinic. Emergency services in Paros are provided by the Paros General Hospital, which is equipped with an emergency room and ambulance services. To call for an ambulance, you can dial 166 from any phone in Greece. The quality of medical care in Paros is generally considered to be good, though it may not be as advanced as the medical care available in the United States.

How are healthcare services Paros?

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

"Either get private health insurance if applicable, or be prepared to pay for private care," said one expat living in Paros.

"Paros, offers a range of healthcare services to cater to the needs of both locals and tourists. The island has a well-equipped public hospital, the Paros Health Center, located in Parikia, which provides emergency care, general medical services, and specialized treatments. Additionally, there are private medical clinics and doctors' offices scattered across the island, offering services such as general medicine, dentistry, and physiotherapy. Pharmacies can also be found in various locations, providing prescription and over-the-counter medications. In case of more complex medical issues, patients may need to travel to larger cities or nearby islands with more advanced healthcare facilities. Overall, Paros provides essential healthcare services, ensuring the well-being of its residents and visitors," mentioned one expat in Paros.

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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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