After being in Cyprus for a while people start thinking about questions considering medical care. A piece of advice is that if you are a ”commuter” with residence in Sweden is to look over your home/disability insurance. Contact the insurance company and make sure that the insurance covers north Cyprus which is not completely sure. If the insurance is valid find out where it is valid, i.e. private hospitals or public hospitals.
If you take up residence here, you can take out private health insurance in the majority of local insurers, tips: make sure the “Parent Company” is Turkish and not locally. If you haven’t got an insurance you are still a part of mainstream medical care. Emergency medical care is free for everyone and so ambulance transportation in trauma cases.
For example, if you have a bad hip that needs surgery as the hip Arthros where it is needed a new hip implant, you have the choice to make it private or public hospital. If you do it privately you get more comfortable aftercare, but not necessarily with staff that speaks English. This is done at a cost of anything between 10,500 to 12,500 British pounds. You probably end up in a room with 2-4 people, single room costs extra.
If you choose general health the food will be more simple, a place between 2-6 people but probably the same surgeon as at a private hospital. It would be the same type of hip replacement that is. the latest technology. You also need someone to help you, usually a relative or friend. The cost will be somewhere around 3500 British pounds.
Both the private rates and the general may vary due to exchange rates. Some intervention is better to do in private. I often help people through the system, because I know the language and have extensive knowledge of health care.