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How to Get a Health Report in Turkey


Ken Grubb

A health report is required to get married, get a driving license, or get a premium private health insurance policy which is more comprehensive than those normally purchased by foreigners for their residence permit.

What is a Turkish Health Report?

A health report, in Turkish called a sağlık kurulu raporu or heyet raporu, is a comprehensive report on your health by doctors specializing in internal medicine, eye, ear, nose and throat, neurology, mental health, and orthopedics. The types of doctors involved depend on the reason for the health report. You can obtain a health report at any state or university hospital, or a private hospital if it's approved to issue them. For foreigners living in Turkey, a health report is required in order to get a driving license.

In some cases it's a good idea to get a health report even when it isn't required. For example, insurance companies, as well as Turkey's Genel Sağlık Sigortası (General Health Insurance) program, won't pay out if they believe your condition is a pre-existing one. If you have a health report done when you join the plan,  it may help you to prove a problem didn't exist at the time you joined.

Where and How to Get a Health Report

State hospitals are responsible for issuing health reports. Private hospitals may also issue them provided they're approved to do so by the ministry of health.

Making an Appointment

You can make an appointment at any hospital in Turkey by using the Merkezi Hekim Randevu Sistemi (Central Doctor Appointment System, or MHRS). Their website is here:

https://www.mhrs.gov.tr/

If you're a member of e-Devlet, Turkey's government services portal, you can make an appointment by going directly to this page and signing in:

https://www.turkiye.gov.tr/saglik-bakanligi-merkezi-hekim-randevu-sistemi

Or you can call Turkey's national hospital appointment center at 182, from any telephone in Turkey. The call is free, and there's an option for English.

State hospitals usually have certain days of the week when they do the examinations and issue health reports.

Learn how to join and use e-Devlet.

Getting a Health Report Without an Appointment

You may be able to walk into a hospital and have the health report done. The hospital may fit you in between other appointments since the required examinations don't take much time.

Required Documents

You'll need these documents:

  • Residence Permit
  • Copy of your residence permit
  • The document directing you to get the health report (if you have one)
  • Four biometric photos
  • Your glasses (if you wear them)

You'll fill out a form requesting the health report at the reception desk, then pay a fee. Then the receptionist will tell you which clinic to go to for the first examination.

Health Report Fee

The fee will vary between hospitals but expect to pay around ₺200 to ₺300.

The Health Report Process

After a wait at the first and subsequent clinics, they'll do their examination or test, sign the document, and send you to the next clinic. Finally, you'll meet a doctor who'll interview you and sign off on the entire process.

When I did this, I went without an appointment, and the whole process took around two hours (including waiting time).

The examinations will likely include the following:

  • Blood test
  • Hearing test
  • Vision test
  • Examination and interview by a doctor
  • Other tests if required

The Health Report Document

The doctor at the last clinic will send you back to the receptionist. The receptionist will create your health report, and attach your photo to it. After that, you can add it to your application package.

Assistance and Support

Turkey Central Forums: Do you have a question? Search our forums to see if it's already been answered. If it hasn't, feel free to open a new topic.

Ken Grubb, author.

As a special investigator for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and teacher for the University of Maryland, Ken Grubb has lived and worked in Turkey since 1997. He now lives in Antalya, where he researches and writes guides to help others live skillfully in Turkey.


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Thank you, 

Very good valuable info indeed.

We are getting married soon after arriving to Turkey, so we will contact your sources to guide us in the right direction and get their advice on our marriage requirements as well as residence visa including obtaining health report and everything. It is easier for people that knows the language; we don't but intend to learn. 

We have focused on Kusadasi, and that is where we have decided to hang our hat and live if everything works out.

Will that be a problem for your sources ? Do they have people we can contact in that area (preferably) or by phone when we get there or do we need to travel to meet them in person ? Please advice. 

PS: Are there certain documents I need to bring from here that you know of for marriage etc. ? We have our divorce certificates from US/Thailand.

Thank you so much,

Paul

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