Just heard about 2 couples who are returning to the UK as the medical charges are killing them (not literally of course! )
Both sets have been in Cyprus for 11/22 years and are ages 65/73. I'm puzzled as I am being told it is around £40 every time they have to see a Doctor......... Again, both sets have heart conditions.
Bit worrying as hubby has an ongoing eye condition which is monitored at our local hospital monthly. Anyone know how this will work with us?. We are moving to the Paralimni area and are both pensioners.
I think that a lot of people have a lot of bad things to say about this subject but the truth is that if ever in life you have been working and you are entitled to NHS treatment in your home country then you are entitled to Cyprus as well .ABSOLUTELY FREE
Now if you have been lazy and you didn't have any kind of Health insurance don't blame it on the Cypriot Doctors!
I admit that Cyprus can't help people with certain medical problems.
If you have a problem waiting in queues just go and be ripped off by the local private clinics.
Thanks all, I had thought I had everything covered and can't for the life of me understand why they are paying this amount....
One thing that was said to me was that you must be referred to the hospital thru a doctor, (as you do in the UK). We will obviously have to do this with hubby and his eye condition, any ideas as to how much can we expect to pay to see a doctor then?
Does the fact he is currently being treated by an eye specialist (going on for 18 months now..) within the hospital in the UK, mean we can automatically register at the Paralimni hospital?
Jinty, the doctors are in the Paralimni hospital....if you go and see a Dr and he says your hubby needs to see a specialist, if theres one in the Paralimni Hospital, he will refer you to see them. You then go to the desk and make an appointment to see the specialist. On the day of your appontment you will pay your 2 euros again and see the said specialist. If you get referred to a specialist at Larnaca Hospital, they usually make the appointment for you, and its the same process. Thats what happened to me anyway.
But obviously that only applies if you are covered by an E106 or E121.
If they have been paying that amount, then they must have been going private, with no insurance.
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