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Unforeseen medical treatment - Cyprus

Note: The European Health Insurance Card is NOT valid in the northern part of Cyprus ("Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus"). You are strongly advised to take out private health insurance before travelling to this part of the country.

Emergency

Ministry of Health
Tel: +357 22 605300
E-mail: sstratis@moh.gov.cy

Treatment, coverage & costs

Doctors

  • With your European Health Insurance Card, you can get treatment from doctors practising in public healthcare centres.
  • You will be charged a small standard fee per visit.

Dentists

  • With your European Health Insurance Card, you can get emergency treatment from dentists practising in state healthcare centres.
  • You will be charged a small standard fee per visit.

Hospital treatment

  • You can get in-patient treatment only if a doctor in the public system refers you to a hospital or if you are admitted through the accident and emergency department of a state hospital.

Prescriptions

  • Medicine is free if the prescription is issued by a state doctor.
  • Your prescription should be filled by a state pharmacy or you will be charged.

Ambulance

  • Ambulance travel is free if you show your European Health Insurance Card.

Air ambulance

  • Your European Health Insurance Card does not cover transport by air ambulance.
  • Charges are not refundable.
Reimbursement
  • There are no reimbursements. You will only be charged your share of the costs.
  • If you have had to pay for care, contact your national health insurance provider once you return home to seek reimbursement.
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Persons entitled to healthcare benefits pay

  • the sum of €3 for a visit to a general practitioner
  • the sum of €6 for a visit to a specialist
  • a fee of €0.50 for each prescribed pharmaceutical product
  • a fee of €0.50 for each laboratory test

There is a maximum charge of €10 per prescription or per laboratory test prescription form.

Patients who visit the Accident and Emergency Department pay the sum of € 10, regardless of the services they will receive.

Dialysis, oxygen & chemotherapy Loss of card

Contacts for holders of EHICs issued in Cyprus

Ministry of Health

Tel: +357 22 605300

Email: sstratis@moh.gov.cy


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