Are there any particular health concerns? What is the quality of available medical care? What medical conditions typically require medical evacuation?
Medical is not great and its quite remote for medical evacuations, etc. The U.S. embassy health unit has a medical practitioner and is well-equipped. - Sep 21, 2017
Basic health care has been great. There are two local doctors at the Embassy who are wonderful and competent and now there is a PA and before him there was a Nurse Practitioner. We have been to the Embassy Health Unit often with our kids and have felt very well taken care of. For anything serious- the local care is bad. Even educated people here think their back aches because they slept with the window open. I was told not to sit on the cold floor at an airport because I was pregnant, they are obsessed with kids wearing hats, and someone told me that if you wear glasses, they make you have a C section. I did, however have an ultrasound for US$12 that went very well. - Jan 16, 2015
Road safety is probably the greatest health hazard. The health care infrastructure is rudimentary and underfunded. An expat with acute appendicitis, for example, was operated on in a public hospital and then medevaced to Istanbul as soon as possible to convalesce. - Dec 17, 2011