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Healthcare: Medical Treatment in Greece

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Healthcare: Medical Treatment in Greece

Postby texkourgan » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:48 pm

Hello,

How do you get medical treatment in Greece when you need it? Is care similar, or very different from where you are from?

Do you need to register with a local doctor (GP)? Is it easy and quick when you need to see a doctor?

What is the cost (drugs, treatment, reimbursement…)? Is there a long delay?

Where do you buy your medicine in Greece? Are pharmacies all the same? Are most drugs over-the-counter, or prescription?

How does the hospital system work? What are the main differences between private and public care? Do you need/do you recommend private health insurance in Greece?

Please share your experiences so new/future expats can prepare. Thanks in advance for you tips and advice!
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