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Healthcare in North Cyprus

If you fall ill and need medical help there is no need to worry as Northern Cyprus is well equipped with three state hospitals and numerous private hospitals and clinics.

For a visitor attending the casualty department of the state hospitals you will first need to pay 10TL (£4.00) before you see a Doctor. English is widely spoken and all staff are fully trained in their line of work.

The private hospitals generally have the same facilities as the state hospitals but you have a private room with ensuite. The cost of private health care is considerately lower than the UK and the treatment is excellent.

For minor problems the local pharmacies ( Locally know as Eczane) and recognized by the universal red cross sign outside their shops, can deal with most complaints and can dispense most medication over the counter.

Most dentists on the Island have state of the art equipment where emergency work can be carried out quickly and treatment is a fraction of the cost of that of the UK.

Lavinia Neville Smith
Lavinia Neville Smith
Lavinia Neville Smith first came to North Cyprus in 1995, and fell in love with the country and the Turkish Cypriot people. A self confessed dilettante, with a varied working career, it was not until she returned in 1997 and went into tourism that she was able to put to good use her knowledge of history, ancient and modern, acquired long ago at school. She is a co-author of the Landmark Visitors Guide to North Cyprus, and continues to promote this beautiful country as far afield as possible.