Cyprus Health Care
Every town in Cyprus contains a Government hospital, which charge low fees for medical care. Additionally there are numerous private clinics offering skilled specialist physicians in every field. According to Government statistics there is one doctor for every 370 persons, a dentist for every 1,100 persons and a nurse for every 215 persons.
Visiting a doctor can cost from €30 to €50 and X-rays will cost approximately €50. Private medical insurance can also be purchased relatively inexpensively and for Cypriot residents (whether they are Cypriot or not) private medical insurance starts at €300 per annum. Standard options cover only public sector hospitals and clinics. More comprehensive options (approximately €1500 a year) include expenses incurred at private medical hospitals and clinics. The primary difference between these options is with the maximum coverage they provide. Different plans will cover up to €2M per year, up to €100K per year or up to €40K per year. E.U. citizens (since 2004) are now considered as locals in goverment hospitals. This means that foreigners can now enjoy the same benefits in health care as locals; for retired or low income people health care is virtually free.
The Nicosia General Hospital (NGH) is the biggest state hospital in Cyprus. It is located at the suburbs of Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. It has 500 inpatient beds and is covering a wide range of medical specialties being the only referral hospital in the island.