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Can help me? Go to the doctor with yellow slip in Limassol

Postby nathangrey » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:10 pm

Good night.

I feel sick (not a cold) and I would like to go to the doctors. I am freelance, have my yellow slip and pay my SIC. I live in Limassol.
Does anybody know if going with my yellow slip and my passport to a hospital they can see me?
Can anybody recommend a public hospital or doctor in Limassol?

Thank you so much.
Best.
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Re: Can help me? Go to the doctor with yellow slip in Limass

Postby Londonrake » Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:54 am

nathangrey wrote:Good night.

I feel sick (not a cold) and I would like to go to the doctors. I am freelance, have my yellow slip and pay my SIC. I live in Limassol.
Does anybody know if going with my yellow slip and my passport to a hospital they can see me?
Can anybody recommend a public hospital or doctor in Limassol?

Thank you so much.
Best.


I emailed the Mediterranean hospital in Limassol on a Monday recently, asking to see a general surgeon. You could phone instead. They called me back the next day with an appointment for the Friday. Whilst there the receptionist took my MEU form and registered me with one of their GPs and GESY. I am having an op today, only 4 weeks later.

The Mediterranean has a good website.

Obviously, you need to tell them of your symptoms. If you need a Covid test you can get one there at a small building just outside the main hospital. It costs €60.

I’ve found them to be very good In all respects.

Good luck to you Nathangrey.
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Re: Can help me? Go to the doctor with yellow slip in Limass

Postby Tim Drayton » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:26 am

nathangrey wrote:Good night.

I feel sick (not a cold) and I would like to go to the doctors. I am freelance, have my yellow slip and pay my SIC. I live in Limassol.
Does anybody know if going with my yellow slip and my passport to a hospital they can see me?
Can anybody recommend a public hospital or doctor in Limassol?

Thank you so much.
Best.


If you are making social insurance payments, then they are now also taking payment for the "GESY" public health system - this appears as "T.Σ.Y." on the pink slip they give you when you make your insurance payments. As such, you qualify for free treatment under this system. To do so, you first have to register with a general practitioner under GESY. I can recommend Dr Gabriel Raad in Limassol. He is a UK-trained Lebanese doctor who I believe was once a GP in the UK and he speaks excellent English. You would have to check if he is currently accepting new GESY patients or you could consider going private. It generally costs fifty euro per consultation plus you will pay the cost of any medicines prescribed. His details:

https://www.whatclinic.com/doctors/cypr ... briel-raad

I went to him earlier this year with a bee sting that had swollen up and he lanced it and just charged fifty euro plus I had to pay for the antibiotics he prescribed. I was very satisfied with the way I was treated.

Apart from that, you could perhaps go to the government general hospital in Limassol, but I think now under GESY you must be referred there by a GP.

I am not a great expert on health matters in Cyprus, to be honest, but the above is correct to the best of my knowledge.
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Re: Can help me? Go to the doctor with yellow slip in Limass

Postby Tim Drayton » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:37 am

I have just called Dr Raad's surgery to see if they are accepting new GESY patients with myself in mind, since I, too, am self-employed in Cyprus and haven't got round to registering yet. It seems they are not, and they have a long waiting list, which is probably a good sign. You could consider seeing him as a private patient.
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