In 2008 medical insurance became compulsory for all residents of Turkey, including foreigners. This is often paid by employers as part of their work permit procedures. If not, individuals will have to pay it themselves, using one of the many government SGK offices around town.
Predictably, these are bureaucratic, disorganised, and every bit as lacking in language skills as you would expect. However, the pay-off is good. Turkey has a surprisingly advanced and affordable healthcare sector, which even attracts visitors solley on the basis of its abilities in cosmetic surgery, dentistry, and ophthalmology.
If we can help you with your paperwork, queuing, follow-ups, and renewals, please get in touch with us and we’ll set you on the right path.