North Cyprus Healthcare
Acquiring the residency via investment in North Cyprus is getting more and more popular for many people all over the world. The economic development of North Cyprus has made it very suitable for investment, settlement and education. Safety, rising economy, affordable education and the cost of living compared to other countries have made North Cyprus an attractive destination for migration in recent years. The healthcare system in a country is one of the important infrastructures that every person should be informed about before choosing a destination for residence. This article is about the healthcare system of North Cyprus.
Hospitals are the most important medical centers in a country. North Cyprus is equipped with three state hospitals and numerous private facilities. The hospital regulations in north Cyprus follow the British paramedic standards.
for all those who are residing in this country for any reason, the North Cyprus 112 ambulance service, and medical emergencies, will be free.
Although North Cyprus is majorly a Turkish-speaking country, most of its inhabitants are fluent in English. In state and hospitals English is widely spoken and all staff is fully trained in their line of work.
The healthcare is the publicly-funded sector in Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. All public hospitals are funded by the government and all residents are insured. Some immigrants living and working in North Cyprus do not have health insurance because health care is affordable anyway.
There are public hospitals and medical facilities available in every city within North Cyprus. There are many beds for intensive care as well as specialized facilities for surgery, maternity, laboratory, etc. in North Cyprus. You should know that the level of public hospitals in this country is high compared to other countries, and almost all doctors work in both public and private hospitals.
One of the great advantages of public hospitals is that most of them provide 24-hour emergency services and, if necessary, have a private ambulance to transport patients at any time of the day or night.
Private hospitals in North Cyprus, same as other countries, charge more, but they are still affordable and usually have the same facilities as public hospitals. In most countries around the world, the quality of facilities in private hospitals is higher, although most doctors work in both departments.
Pharmacies in North Cyprus are generally private and have experienced professionals who can speak English.
Insurance and medical card of North Cyprus:
Health insurance is available through many insurance companies in North Cyprus.Health insurance can be obtained directly through large international companies such as BUPA. for a medical card, citizens can apply to the Ministry of Health and apply for this card. This card is used to cover medical expenses in public hospitals and health centers, and people who have this card can use hospital and medical services and some surgeries for free. Non-citizens of North Cyprus must submit Form 121 and other documents to the nearest health center in order to be eligible for medical and health services.
In general, medical cards issued in North Cyprus are divided into two categories:
- Pink card: for free use of all medical services.
- Blue card: to receive medical services on a semi-government basis.
Note that dental services are also included in this matter, but beauty services are not part of these services and the costs must be paid personally.
The Government of North Cyprus is planning to make health insurance mandatory in the country, and with the implementation of this plan, medical facilities and services in the country will be further improved.
If you arrived in this country on a tourist visa, you must use the travel insurance you are required to purchase.
Health insurance for students is determined by the university and 60% of the cost is paid by the university and 40% by the student herself.
Near East University Hospital:
Near East University Hospital is the largest and one of the leading medical facilities in North Nicosia, North Cyprus. It is known worldwide for its advanced services in the fields of cardiovascular surgery – gastroenterology, gastroenterology, oncology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, pediatrics, radiology, dermatology and ophthalmology.
Phone: +90 392 444 05 35
Dr. Burhan Nalbantoglu state Hospital in Lefkosia:
This hospital has 152 doctors, more than 400 nurses and nearly 500 healthcare staff, it is the largest public hospital in North Cyprus. It has a full range of specialized facilities including cancer and diabetes centers.
Phone: +90 392 223 24 41
AKÇİÇEK state Hospital:
AKÇİÇEK state Hospital with 56-bed is located close to the centre of Kyrenia going out towards Karakum and was opened in 1996. It’s Upgraded in 2000, it includes emergency, polyclinic and administrative departments. Now it has 23 doctors, 45 nurses, 36 civil servants and 28 workers. Clinics include: internal medicine, physical therapy, chest diseases, cardiology, neurology and radiology.
Phone: +90 392 815 22 66
Famagusta State Hospital:
Famagusta hospital is very modern with “smart building”. it is run to European Union standards with operating rooms, X-rays, laboratories, offering a wide range of specialties and services, in addition to the 24-hour emergency department.
Telephone: +90 392 630 8900-29
Cengiz ngiz Topel Hospital in Lefke:
This historic building was built during the British colonial period in 1929 and its located In beautiful gardens next to the golf course and close to the beach. The hospital was named in 1964 after the Turkish martyr pilot Cengiz Topel who died during the war.
The hospital has 45 beds, 3 private rooms, an operating theater, physical therapy department, x-ray, laboratory, diabetes unit, 11 polyclinic rooms, 1 dental unit and a 24-hour Emergency Room, with Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Child Diseases and Ear Nose and Throat branches.
Phone: +90 392 723 63 51