Health In Turkey



Turkey is among the top 10 in health sector in the world with its health infrastructure and quality of tourism potential as a medical tourism destination. Medical tourism is highly developed.Turkey has hosted 700,000 visitors for medical tourism in 2017. Turkey, renowned for its thermal resources, is a country meeting the demands of tourists and offers the best quality of accommodation in five-star hotels.

Our country, thanks to the Health Transformation Program having the high quality of provision of health services for our citizens in recent years, has the rapidly growing potential of health tourism and is the most preferred one among the countries of top quality.Turkey has 50 health facilities with medical equipment of latest technology and highly trained professionals accredited by the Joint Commission International.Turkey, the world is located at 50 JCI accredited hospital is the second by the number of accredited health institutions.The number of private and public facilities controlled by the Ministry is much more than that. The City Hospitals, which have started to provide services this year, will also contribute to the increase of the share of our country in health tourism.Our aim is to meet the demands of those who want to get high quality, fast and efficient health services all over the world.

Turkey, centrally located in Europe and Middle East, provides services with 57 countries, serving 1 million people. In addition, Turkey has visa free access from more than 70 countries, which has Turkish Airlines having flights –to 120 countries, 299 cities, 302 airports- as well as national ones with its brand. These features make Turkey one of the ideal health tourism attractions in the region.

Due to high level of qualified human resources, especially in medical staff, as well as geographical location, seasonal advantages, quality of health service provision, world- class technological and medical equipment, up to 60% favorable price advantage compared to Europe, Turkey is the first place in the top thermal resources concerning rapidly growing elderly population as well as youth population of the world along with traditional Turkish hospitality, which make Turkey the shining star in the world. Because of these, there is no obstacle preventing Turkey from becoming one of the tourist centers. There are three great advantages of medical tourism in Turkey; reasonable price, instant access to high quality care and treatment in the world standards. The biggest benefit offered by Turkey is saving of money. Many procedures are 50% to 70% less costly than the same treatment in the EU.

International Patient Support Unit (UHDB) Translation and Call Center ,having the call number of 0 850 288 38 38 in German, Arabic, English, Russian, Persian and French languages, is available 7 days 24 hours to provide easy access to health services for the health tourism and the health of tourists

Turkey has a potential in the world in terms of geothermal resources, first in Europe in terms of resource potential, and spa treatment being among the top 3. Thermal water potential with its high mineralization content and effective therapeutic properties combined with rich cultural, natural and climatic features provide thermal health tourism as well as advanced age tourism and wellness environment.

Turkey is now one of the most popular destinations for medical tourists. Turkey's hospitals offer the most advanced medical treatments and technology in the world today. In addition to being technologically advanced in medical infrastructure, health tourism in Turkey is in leading position with many advantages.

The main reasons for choosing Turkey as a medical destination are;

• JCI-accredited medical hospitals and well-equipped hospitals
• High quality of health services
• Competitive prices
• Hospitality and culture
• Geographical location
• Traditional, natural, historical, touristic attractions.

Types of Health Tourism


•  Senior Tourism (Sightseeing Tours, Occupational Therapies)

•  Elder Care Services (Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Services)

•  Rehabilitation Services in Clinical Hotels

•  Special Care and Sightseeing Tours for the Disabled

Service Locations: Clinical Hotels, Recreation Areas, Holiday Villages and Nursing Homes etc.

• Spa treatments and Physiotherapies

• Thalassotherapies

• Hydrotherapy and exercises

• Balneotherapy and Peloidotherapy

• Climatotherapy

Service Locations: Thermal Spring and Spa Centers


• Advanced Treatments (Cardiovascular Surgery, Radiotherapy, CyberKnife etc.)

• Transplantation

• Infertility (IVF applications)

• Plastic surgery

• Eye Treatment, Dental Treatment, Dialysis etc.

Service Locations: Health Institutions and Organizations

General Directorate of Healthcare Services Health Tourism Department