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Hospital card and Prescription book

Postby ampleaphrodite » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:22 am

Hi everyone.

I'm getting conflicting advice from my Cypriot and Brit friends about whether or not I'm entitled to have a hospital card etc. Can anyone here help me, please?

I'm a permanent resident, with Yellow Slip, ID Card etc. etc.

I have an officially 'chronic' health problem (Diabetes) and spend a huge amount of money each month on insulin etc. My consultant can't understand why I have to keep asking him for a new prescription every three months to cover the supplies, as he says that all his other patients have a Prescription book from the local hospital, which is just 'topped up' as necessary. He doesn't mind writing the prescriptions, but I have to pay his Consultant's fee every time I go to him! However, he can't tell me how to go about getting this.

He also feels that I should be paying a reduced rate on the isulin, as diabetes is a chronic condition, through using this system, instead of paying full rate at a town pharmacy.

I went to Limassol General with what I understand is the correct form, but they wouldn't register me without an S1 form from the UK. I contacted the UK, who say I can't have an S1 because my Pension isn't payable yet. (Not for another 5 years).

Is this just a question of persevering at the hospital, that I couldn't make them understand?

Also, will I initially need to get a certificate covering the diabetes as a chronic condition and prescription from the hospital's own Endocrinologist, in order to get the Prescription Book? I tried to ask thisat the hospital, but was fobbed off with 'S1, S1 ...'

Any information would be most gratefully received.

Thanks
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Re: Hospital card and Prescription book

Postby CBBB » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:01 am

Go here http://www.moh.gov.cy/moh/moh.nsf/medca ... enDocument

Basically if you or your spouse are over 60, you should get it free, or if your income is below a certain level.
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Re: Hospital card and Prescription book

Postby ampleaphrodite » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:46 am

Thanks for the link, CBBB. I can see that I shall have to try again!

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