Health Requirments for over seventy years of age

Hi Guys

I understand that medical insurance do not cover over sixty fives.    So if I become a resident for say two years what do I have to do to get hospital treatment ? 


Not sure if I am comprehending it fully to give the right answer, but provided you do not have insurance, you can still go to the hospital and get treated, though it is quite expensive.
If this does not answer your question, please elaborate further.

Hi Xeeschan

Thanks very much for your reply.

I understood that there was a government scheme for those with residence visa's.  I know that those expats under 65 are compelled to have health insurance and that it is at a quite reasonable cost.   

Also am aware that the health insurance company's will not insure over 65's  surely if there is no other cover then us oldies will be a liability to Turkey.  Would that not be a complication when applying for a residents visa?

Would I not qualify for government health care after being resident for a year?

This will need some research. I'll have to check with my office and get back to you with correct information.

Groupama covers health insurance for residence permit for over 61 years of age for one year or two years.
However, it will cost more than 2700 Turkish liras.

The Turkish Government doesn't require people under 18 and people above 65 years old to have an inssurance policy to get a residence permit.
But this doesn't mean you can't do it. It is just not necessary to do to have a residence permit. But when you will go to the hospital or doctor you will have to pay the full price.
You might want to also check if your insurrance policy in your native country cover expenses for expatriates. Otherwise it might be good for you to get it in Turkey if you are planning to stay for a long time.

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