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Accessing Healthcare In Cyprus

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Information on accessing healthcare in Cyprus

Farmakas Village                                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

If you are not paying into the Cypriot social security system you may be able to get state healthcare if:

you are in receipt of a UK State Pension, long term contribution based Incapacity benefit or Bereavement Benefit. In order to apply for state healthcare you must apply for a S1 Form from the Int. Pension Centre on 0044 191 218 7777

you are an early retiree and have been resident for less than 2 years, apply for a S1 Form from the Overseas Health Care Team, telephone: 0191 218 1999

you are a posted worker for a UK company ,apply for a S1 Form from the Centre for Non Residents, HMRC, telephone: 0044 191 203 7010

you are a dependant of someone who falls into one of these categories

you spend less than 6 months of the year in Cyprus and have a valid UK European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

If you do not fall into one of the above categories and are not paying into the Cypriot Social Security System then you will not be entitled to free treatment and should look to take out private health insurance.

There are important change to UK-funded healthcare for early retirees and visitors as from July 1st 2014. See the NHS Choices pages for more details on EHIC changes and changes for early retirees in Europe.

You can find out more about how to plan for your healthcare if you are going to live abroad on a permanent basis on the NHS website

Before you go to Cyprus on holiday make sure you bring a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you, and take out private travel insurance. Source Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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