Healthcare in Istanbul

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Istanbul has some world class private medical care, but the public healthcare system is overcrowded and substandard.
There are more private hospitals in the city than public, and expats living in Istanbul are likely to access healthcare at private facilities. Private hospitals in Istanbul are excellent and care is often cheaper than in Europe and the United States. Nevertheless, expats living in Istanbul should ensure that they have private health insurance.

Hospitals generally stick to their appointment times, and it is rare that one needs to wait very long to see a doctor, even in the emergency room. Many doctors can speak excellent English, and some have even been trained and have worked abroad.

There are plenty of pharmacies in Istanbul, with most neighbourhoods having a pharmacy that is open 24/7, so expats should have easy access to essential medication.

Hospitals in Istanbul

Below is a list of some of the most prominent hospitals in Istanbul:

Acibadem International Hospital
Istanbul Cad. 82, Yeşilköy  

American Hospital (Amerikan Hastanesi)
Güzelbahçe Sok 20, Nişantaşı 

Florence Nightingale Hastanaleri
Abide-i Hurriyet Cad. 166, Şişli

Memorial Hospital Sisli
Piyalepaşa Bulvarı, Okmeydanı, Şişli

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