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  1. I am over 65 years old. Is my health care free in Turkey? Or is there government insurance I can get?
  2. I am thinking to have a good health insurance, which we as a family can use, when we are sick. I am 60 years old and my husband is 66 years and both have a short term residence. I read about SGK insurance, but I am not sure if it is a good health insurance or maybe there is a better one with an reasonable price and coverage? Any advice or experience will be appreciated.
  3. If you get Turkish Citizenship will you get a reduction in the amount you pay the SGK?
  4. hello hello . i need to go to Finland for an Esports event that i qualified with my team. i moved to turkey a year and half ago and i'm self employed ( my job is being a professional gamer & content creator ) . i don't have SGK and i need to apply soon. was wondering how it's gonna affect my request for visa. i'd appreciate any info if anybody knows about this. P/s: i've had schengen visa on my passport before and i also have a 5-year multi for canada if it helps
  5. 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 at state hospitals, there may be additional charges you will need to pay in cash, or have them cove
  6. Hi, I searched all the links about SGK on this site but could not find the exact information I am looking for... I have questions about the SGK enrollment process, premium payments, and coverage. I'll describe below what I figured out piecemeal, hoping it can be helpful to anyone else who needs to know what to do. I am a US citizen on my third residency permit and have a cheap private insurance that meets the minimum ikamet requirements. However, I had heard that foreigners can enroll with SGK if they pay a monthly premium. I had also heard that the state healthcare system offer
  7. Other than living in Turkey for over a year with a residence permit, what are the requirements for SGK insurance? Do I need to have a job with a work permit? I think that's what I was told at the local SGK office a year ago.
  8. Hi all, does anyone know what the story is, if say, you get insured with SGK, then afterwards once you have got your residency, you cancel SGK and go with another provider, does this affect residency in any way?
  9. Hi, Was hoping to get some SGK related answers by foreigners who are already living in Turkey. I'm considering to relocate within the next 6 months and have some questions 1) Based on updated and current SGK rules, is it mandatory for foreigners to opt in for SGK? 2) Can foreigners opt-in only after 1 year of RP? 3) SGK costs roughly $100 per month per couple? 4) SKG covers most medical care and surgeries except for cosmetic surgeries and cosmetic dental care? 5) My father has heart diseases and has gone through angioplasty twice. He also has diabetes and spends a
  10. I am working and I know my employer makes payments for health, but its only for the basic state health? is that SGK? Does anyone know how much the 'top-up' is to turn it into private health? Also Is it worth paying the top-up (premium) what more does it entitle you to?
  11. I am considering getting private heath insurance in addition to the state one (my employer only provides state insurance), Is anyone else doing this? Is it worth it and advisable? Does anyone know of a good but cheap private insurance company?
  12. On the 20th of December 2013 the UK Consulate met with SGK officials about the following topics: You can find a report about the meeting here: Meeting Between UK Consulate and SGK Officials Unfortunately with the system used on this website there is no way to print it out, you can only read it on the screen. Opting out of the SchemeJoint/Family Membership and PoliciesDependentsRetired but Not in Receipt of a UK PensionDefinition of "Retired"Retired and Receiving a UK State PensionMedical TestsAutomatic Payments of PremiumsIndividual PremiumsDocuments Available in EnglishWhat is Covered by the
  13. The following is quoted from the British Embassy in Ankara facebook pages posted today 2 July 2013: "Changes to SGK regulations: It is no longer compulsory for foreign nationals to join the SGK health scheme. Those wishing to join may do so after one year of residency in Turkey with a residence permit. All foreign nationals who have been residing longer than a year will also be eligible to apply and payments will start from the date of application. Payments will not be back dated. The only time when a foreign national will be able to cease membership, or withdraw their application from
  14. Hello, I started my job here in Izmir, and I got a paper from my employer (an state university) to active my SGK health insurance. Do you know the next steps? Can I do this in SGK building in Konak? which department is responsible for that? Do they speak English? I found is so difficult to do the paperwork here!
  15. For newcomers to Turkey I thought the following article might be of interest to you. State health insurance application made simple After many expats were put off joining the SGK (Sosyal Güvenlik Kurumu) – Turkey’s state health insurance – last year because of teething problems and a complicated application process, now things have improved and a much more streamlined sign-up system is in place. A brave couple who were keen to get to the bottom of the situation armed themselves with a Turkish friend as a translator and headed to the newly opened SGK office in Didim. And here’s w
  16. I'm intending to move to live in Istanbul for a few months. I want to get SGK cover, how do I go about it if I am not employed? From what I know I need to be employed for a minimum amount of time. What about those who are self-employed? Any advice would be appreciated.
  17. Does anyone know if it is now possible to pay the monthly premiums of the new government health insurance by automatic payment through a bank? I tried to do this (thru Akbank) but they said they required another number in addition to the identity number. But when I tried to get this from SGK they said there was no additional number. I'm currently paying by going into VakifBank and paying cash there. The receipts they give me do not carry any number in addition to the identity number.
  18. A friend of mine just found out the hard way that if your Residence Permit expires you are automatically de-registered from SGK (Social Security Health System). It seems that when you initially register for SGK it is only for the duration of your RP so when you renew your RP it is important to go back to the SGK offices and have the end date adjusted.
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