Health in Turkey

Can Foreigners Whose Application Rejected for International Protection Use Health Services Free of Charge?

Firstly, you should know that in order to benefit from health services in Turkey, foreigners must have a legal status and have a foreigner identification number starting with 99. As a rule, international protection applicants can also legally benefit from healthcare and other public services. However, if a foreigner’s application for international protection is negative, his application is deemed to be withdrawn, or if he is in the status of an unacceptable application, his right to benefit from free health services may end. However, foreigners who constantly need special treatment or have chronic diseases that require constant follow-up can apply to the Provincial Directorate of Migration Management in their city with a document regarding the status of their disease. If this application is evaluated positively, foreigners can continue to benefit from the necessary health services free of charge.

If you have questions about the free use of health services by foreigners whose applications for international protection are not accepted in Turkey, you can send them to us in the comments section.


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