Owing to limited funding, Turkish State hospitals don’t always have the same standards as we do “back home”. Ironically however, they have some of the most well-known and respected doctors on staff, particularly at the university hospitals. There are plans afoot to improve the standards in state hospitals and this should improve the problem.
Private Healthcare has flourished in Turkey in the last decade owing to the long queues and impersonal service in state run hospitals. Care standards in private hospitals are usually on a par with international standards in terms of expertise and equipment. Most private hospitals have contracts with various insurance companies so it is important to make sure you have good health insurance.
The main centres are well served with hospitals some of which have direct agreements with BUPA. There are private clinics in the tourist areas of Bodrum, Antalya and Marmaris
Pharmacies are open from 9.00 to 19.00hrs from Monday to Saturday and there is usually an emergency pharmacy in each area.