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The Turkish government health insurance, SGK (Sosyal Güvenlik Kurumu),

Under the SGK health insurance you are entitled to healthcare in the state
hospitals and clinics. Coverage includes most health problems including operations,
treatments, and pregnancy.

Some private hospitals accept SGK, you will have to pay towards the cost of your
treatment but at heavily discounted rates - typically 30% - 70%.

Plastic surgery is not covered under the SGK health insurance.

For a married couple you will pay approx. 300,00 TL per month for this insurance. (this price increases every year) If you have any dependents under the ages of 18 they are also covered under this policy.

For a single person you will also pay approx. 300,00 TL per month for this insurance policy.

You must hold a Turkish residency permit and living in Turkey on a permanent basis to apply for SGK health insurance.

A full set of doctors reports from a state hospital showing that you do not have any pre-existing chronic condition must be presented on application.

For further information please see;
» » SGK Q&A


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.



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Firstly you need to meet the following requirements -

You must hold a Turkish residency permit and living in Turkey on a permanent basis.
You must not be entitled to any government healthcare scheme in another country.

You will need the following-

A full set of doctor reports showing you do not have a pre-existing chronic condition.
Residency permit
Yabanci Kimlik number
UK passport (or passport from your country of origin)

You can make your application to your local SGK office

*Additional documentation may be required. Please discuss with your local SGK office



Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.



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When your Residence Permit expires you are automatically de-registered /
suspended from SGK.

At the time you initially registered for SGK it was only for the duration of your
Residence Permit.

When you renew your Residence Permit you need to visit your local SGK offices
and have the end date adjusted.
(Please note; The staff at SGK will need to see your new Residence Permit)


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.



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Anyone who joined the SGK scheme BEFORE 29th May 2013 is able to OPT OUT by declaring their intention to do so in writing at their local SGK office.

Other ways to opt out of the SGK scheme - If you decide to leave Turkey or join another official health care scheme. Please discuss with your local SGK office for further details.

Source; » SGK latest updates


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.



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If you have declared yourself as ‘retired’ on your application forms and/ or on your Residency permit then as long as you are NOT in receipt of a UK state pension you may remain as a dependent on your spouse’s policy or hold membership in your own right if you are single or unmarried.

If this does not apply to you then you must visit your local SGK office and declare that you are not receiving a UK state pension so you can continue to benefit. This written declaration is sufficient to ensure that you remain on the policy as your spouse’s dependent or hold your own policy, as the SGK system does not have access to the required information to differentiate between individuals who have classed themselves as ‘retired’ and are not in receipt of a UK state pension and those who are retired and do have this pension as income.


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.



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A medical test is compulsory for anyone who wishes to join the SGK healthcare
scheme.

Please visit your local public hospital (devlet hastanesi) and ask for a full
medial test.


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During official holidays and on Sundays (ONLY) SGK will no longer cover the
expenses of patients at ALL private hospitals.

Please note; Emergency cases, dialysis and oncology treatments will remain
covered by the SGK scheme.

All patients will have to pay the full amount for services on official holidays and Sundays.

State Hospitals are unaffected


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.





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If you are over 65 - 70+ and want health insurance, you can apply to join the
Turkish Government health care scheme 'SGK'.
(providing you already hold a Turkish Residence Permit)

If you are 65 years old or over, you do not need health insurance for the
Short Term Turkish Residence Permit


SGK - What is SGK?

You are required to have a medical examination before joining SGK and any
pre-existing conditions will not be covered in your policy.

Please note; You will need to be examined in a state hospital (devlet hastanesi)
(The examination fees are approx. 150 tl - 200 tl)

Please make your application to your nearest SGK office.

Please see YellAli business directory for your nearest Public hospitals in Turkey



Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.



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If you have been suspended from SGK whilst waiting for your new Residence permit card, please see below:

For a SGK policy holder to remain fully insured whilst awaiting his/her residence permit, you may present your local SGK office with a stamped copy of your residence permit application form. (As pictured below)



(Please note: When you submit your extension application online, you will be given the option to download the above application form - Müracaat_Formu.pdf)

Alternatively when applying for a First Time application online you will not have the option to download the above form. Instead please obtain this document directly from the Migration department (this includes; Long Term Residence Permit, First time application for Short-term, Family Permit & Student permits) - The authorities will stamp this and it will be valid for up to one year.
(You may also use this document to exit Turkey whilst awaiting your residence permit card - allowing you a maximum of 15 days travel)

Your local migration office address and contact details can be found in the link below.
Please speak to the office administration department. For validity they must stamp the application form.

» www.yellali.com/advice/question/397/contact-directorate-general-of-migration-management-dgmm-turkey

Once completed you may now visit your local SGK office and provide them with the stamped application from, after they will re-active your SGK account.

Please note; We have received reports of some district SGK offices not accepting this method. If this includes your district, then please wait until you receive your residence permit card before re-activating your SGK account.

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» What is SGK ?
» How to apply for a Turkish Residence Permit ?



Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.



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