The Quality of Turkey’s Healthcare System at a Glance

22 April 2021 Healthcare

Actually, healthcare system in Turkey combined of public and private health services. Nevertheless, The Ministry of Health regulates all the health services and in charge of providing the best quality to patients. Universal healthcare was already implemented almost 20 years ago in Turkey. Turkey’s healthcare system strongly based on Universal Health Insurance or in Turkish Genel Sağlık Sigortası which funded by a tax item on employers.

Thanks to continuously developing healthcare system in Turkey, average life expectancy is now 79 years but increasing each year.


Comparing to most western countries, healthcare system in Turkey has evolved significantly in the last 20 years. As a result of this period, Turkey is currently a real leading regional healthcare provider. Moreover, private hospitals in Turkey are cheaper than in any western countries and offer really a perfect quality care.

Eczane is the Turkish word for pharmacies are called pharmacies in Turkish and exists all over the country. Big cities such as Istanbul and Ankara usually have a large number of 24-hour pharmacies, but overall pharmacy hours may vary in some cases. Pharmacists can diagnose diseases in Turkey are knowledgeable and even may provide a doctor may recommend prescription drugs and they think it is necessary.

Turkey is also well-known about high quality in such areas as dentistry and cosmetic surgery. Globally recognized as an outstanding healthcare destination with technological developments Turkey hosts so many foreign patients from all over the world including Europe, Asia and Middle East countries.

So as to create a high-quality medical care for patients Turkey, continues pursuit of excellence and expertise to create a solid foundation.