Healthcare in Istanbul

Istanbul has world-class private medical care that is often cheaper than private care in Europe and the United States. In comparison, the public healthcare system is overcrowded and substandard.

There are more private than public hospitals in the city. Most expats living in Istanbul access healthcare through private facilities. As such, new arrivals should ensure that they have private health insurance.

Hospitals generally stick to their appointment times. One rarely 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. Most neighbourhoods have at least one pharmacy that is open 24/7, so expats should have easy access to essential medication.

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


Hospitals in Istanbul

Acibadem International Hospital

Website: www.acibadem.com.tr
Address: Istanbul Cad. 82, Yeşilköy  

American Hospital (Amerikan Hastanesi)

Website: www.amerikanhastanesi.com.tr
Address: Güzelbahçe Sok 20, Nişantaşı 

Florence Nightingale Hastanaleri

Website: www.florence.com.tr
Address: Abide-i Hurriyet Cad. 166, Şişli

Memorial Hospital Sisli

Website: www.memorial.com.tr
Address: Piyalepaşa Bulvarı, Okmeydanı, Şişli

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