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Unforeseen medical treatment - Greece

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Contact

National Organisation for Healthcare Services Provision (EOPYY) (in Greek)

Tel. +30 210 8110 903 / +30 210 8110 904 / +30 210 8110 905 / you can dial the phone number up to +30 210 8110 931

Email: ehic@eopyy.gov.gr

Enquiries about health benefits in the EU:

Tel. +30 210 8110 916 / +30 210 8110 919 / +30 210 8110 925


Treatment, coverage & costs

Doctors

  • You can consult a doctor in the public healthcare system (PEDY) or an EOPYY contracted doctor free of charge. EOPYY contracted doctors have a limit of 200 consultations per month free of charge.
  • Just show your EHIC.
  • If you consult a private doctor, you will have to pay.

Dentists

  • You consult see a public dentist (PEDY or ESY) free of charge. Just show your EHIC.
  • EOPYY does not have contracts with private dentists.
  • If you consult a private dentist, you will have to pay.

Hospital treatment

  • Treatment is free in public hospitals – but you need to have a referral from a Greek doctor.
  • When treatment is provided in a private clinic that has a contract with EOPYY, you will have to pay a contribution to the treatment costs. In addition, all fees for the doctor (surgeon) and anaesthesiologist are charged to the patient

Prescriptions

  • You can buy medicine prescribed by an EOPYY/PEDY/ESY doctor in any pharmacy.
  • You must pay a prescription charge – this varies on the medicine.
  • Prescription charges are non-reimbursable, but you may be able to claim reimbursement in your home country.

Ambulance

  • Free transport to 'on duty' public hospitals. These are hospitals offering emergency care out of hours on a rotating basis.
  • Provided by EKAV (National Centre for First Aid).

Air ambulance

  • Free, in an emergency.
  • Provided by EKAV (National Centre for First Aid).

Reimbursement

  • You are NOT entitled to claim reimbursement for any treatment provided by
    • private doctors
    • private clinics or diagnostics laboratories that do not have a contract with EOPYY.
  • If you have paid for care, contact your national health insurance fund when you get home for reimbursement.

Patient contribution

  • In a private clinic that has a contract with EOPYY, you will have to pay a contribution to the cost of treatment. The contribution ranges from 10-30% of the total cost. You have to pay the surgeon's and anaesthetist's fees. There may also be an extra charge for some types of surgery.
  • You have to pay 25% of the cost of prescribed medicines.
  • For diagnostic tests in EOPYY contracted clinics, or EOPYY contracted laboratories, you must pay 15% of the total cost.

Dialysis, oxygen & chemotherapy

  • Free of charge with EHIC.
  • Pre-book treatment before you travel.
  • Make sure the treatment is booked with a PEDY or EOPYY contracted healthcare provider.
  • If you have treatment at a private clinic or hospital, you will have to pay.

How to apply

Insured under the EFKA (the former TAISYT) social security system?


List of doctors or hospitals


Loss of card

Contact for holders of EHICs issued in Greece

  • Insured under Greece's EFKA (the former IKA-ETAM) social security system?

Contact EFKA (the former IKA-ETAM) (Unit for the European Health Insurance Card)

Fax: +30 210 7783037

Tel.: +30 210 7457389 (from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.)

E mail: medek@ika.gr

  • Insured under EFKA (the former TAISYT) social security system?

Contact Chr. Lada 2, Athens

Fax: +30 210 3247935

Tel.: +30 210 3225730

E mail: bmhtrwo@etapmme.gov.gr