1. W

    Private Health Insurance - Residence Permit

    I know this has been dealt with before, but as things are changing with Covid-19 etc I would appreciate some advice for private health insurance for a 12 or 24 months residence permit. Is there a company in Turkey that will give unlimited cover to expats even for people with pre- existing...
  2. F

    Health Insurance

    I'm sure this question has been asked and answered before but things change rapidly in Turkey so I ask it again and w'd be grateful for any guidance. We are in our 60s and recently bought a place in Fethiye. Only time w'd prove whether this was a good or horrible decision. So far, so good(ish)...
  3. immac

    Health Food Shop (Fethiye Area)?

    Is there a health food shop in or around Fethiye? Google just throws back shops that say they sell healthy food. Chemists seem to sell a small range of tablets or drinks, but a bit hit and miss, with generally small stock/choice. I can buy on-line, but I would like to browse. In particular, I...
  4. N

    Health Advice

    Hi im pretty sure that i have developed a kidney infection. The left side of my lower back is very sore and makes it hard to breathe and move around. Ive had one about 30 years ago. We are in a Turkish area on holiday and ive no idea where the doctors are. The infections are usually treated...
  5. S

    Health ins over 65

    Just a quicky- Is Private health insurance available in Turkey for over 65s Cheers
  6. J

    Health Insurance

    Hi All , Not sure if I am in the right forum but I am planning my move for later this year and basically I was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 but quick op chemo and rads problem solved, I know somewhere along the line I'll have to declare this but to me its not a Pre-existing condition, Anyone...
  7. H

    Health Insurance

    Hi can anybody advise me the best health insurance for my wife and I, we are both 65yrs plus so SGK is out, companies and costs please? TIA
  8. S

    Who health insurance

    Hi, Please can anyone tell me how much is health insurance for a couple ,as my wife and I are thinking of moving to kusadasi in the next year or so,appreciate any help, thank you so much.
  9. G

    Health cover

    Coming out to Turkey for at least 3 months maybe more i've been looking at health insurance and will trying to get residency visa as married to a Turk.For this trip thinking about backpacker as it seems more flexible in length and extending but how do you all get by any tips or companies other...
  10. Kingfisher

    Health problems at Bayram

    Hürriyet reporter Aziz Özen, who was following Erdoğan, said he saw the president collapse at 6 a.m. before the start of the prayers. “Bodyguards quickly ran to the scene, and then the doctors came,” said Özen. Erdoğan says he is well after suffering health problem during Eid prayers...
  11. H

    Health insurance

    I am hoping to move over permanently in the next 12 months and wanted some advice on health insurance. I understand that I can't apply for SGK until I have been resident for at least a year so will need private insurance for at least the first year. Any recommendations on cost companies etc.Also...
  12. S

    Short Term Health Insurance

    Can anyone advise me as to whether it is possible for a UK resident on holiday over in Turkey to get short term health insurance from a Turkish company whilst in Turkey. Due to an absolute screw up , I have found out today that my Nationwide Flexplus Travel Insurance only covers me for 31 days...
  13. E

    Holiday health insurance

    Advice please ... I have free holiday health insurance from my bank, but it only covers me for 31 days at a stretch. Another company has offered me a package with 64 days at a stretch at GBP 25 per month as an optional part of a complete health package. I would prefer not to take the additional...
  14. W

    Didim Health Services

    Some advice/info requested please. On the trip over to Turkey I had symptoms which indicated a clot in my leg . I phoned my GP in the UK from Serbia and was advised to take ibuprofen en route, get anti biotics on arrival in Turkey and take them for 2 weeks. Should the leg swell the advice was to...
  15. the bueman

    Health Tourism puts drain on UK NHS

    BBC news report claiming that if someone holidaying in UK is admitted to A&E and treated in A&E then discharged they are afforded treatment back in their own country and the UK NHS gets billed for their ongoing treatment even though they are back home.....unbelievable if true. MPs warn health...
  16. stmary

    Applying for renewal health insurance

    After you have had your first years health insurance both in and out patient .with Nippon for first year ... Can you have in patients only and pay for dentist and drs yourself . Reason is we have paid for dentist drs without claiming back to the insurance company.
  17. K

    Yalikavak Health Clinic--Saglik Koca

    Has anyone used the local health clinic for locals with SGK at the Yalikavak Saglik Koca? I am "registered " there, to a particular Dr., but when trying to make an office visit am told "Yabanci's must go to Devlet in Bodrum"??? Any advice? I really want to use the local clinic, NOT go to the...
  18. immac

    Health Insurance

    I have been on SSK/SGK health insurance, and have kept it going to aid getting Residency. Now I have Long Term Residency I am wondering if there is a better deal. As a single person I am paying equivalent of £1000 pa for the TR government scheme. My GP in Turkey strongly hints that it is not...
  19. Jaycey

    Health Foods that aren’t good for you

    "Most people say that they want to eat healthier. It's a beautiful — and fairly new — thing. The problem is that most of us don't know how. But the next time you take a stroll down your grocery's “health food” aisle, take note: Most of what you're looking at likely doesn't belong there...
  20. bickern

    Expats’ ‘mandatory’ health element to be lifted?

    Expats’ ‘mandatory’ health element to be lifted? THE MANDATORY health cover element for foreign residents living in Turkey for more than a year could be reversed, the head of the country’s SGK has said. Ilhan Gokalp, the head of the Sosyal Guvenlik Kurumu (SGK), is reported to have suggested...
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