Turkey has a national health insurance plan, managed by the Sosyal Güvenlik Kurumu, (Social Security Administration, or SGK). Once you have legally resided in Turkey for at least one year, you can enroll. After you pay the first premium, you are covered. You will get an SGK health insurance ID card which you can present at any state hospital and  be treated, without charge. Some private hospitals also accept SGK insurance, but since treatment at private hospitals is more expensive than

Learn about Turkey's comprehensive national health insurance plan, or SGK, to decide if it is right for you.