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Are there any particular health concerns? What is the quality of available medical care? What medical conditions typically require medical evacuation?

Oran is right next to a nice modern hospital called Acibadem. The embassy has a doctor, and you're a quick flight away from Germany if needed. - Oct 19, 2017
None, the medical care here is top notch and reasonably priced. A number of people have had major surgeries here and one person gave birth in the middle of the coup attempt last year. All without any issues. - Sep 21, 2017
Very good medical care. One of the mission employees gave birth here (in the middle of the coup attempt) and didn't have any issues. There are also a large number of mission employees that end up having surgery here for one reason or another. - Jun 8, 2017
Medical care is great. Many women here give birth and it is a medical tourism destination. (Think botox!) - Sep 27, 2016
Good medical facilities. - Jun 14, 2016
Rabies shots are recommend due to wild dogs, which are large. Tetanus has to be a risk and of course travelers diarrhea. Double-hernia surgery at a private hospital has ruined us for all other medical care as it was like going to a posh resort! Dental crown was 3D printed on premises and got high marks from my home dentist. - Aug 2, 2015
There is good medical care in good hospitals with English-speaking staff and doctors. - Apr 2, 2015
The air quality can be an issue, especially in the winter. There are many private hospitals that offer good medical care. Medications are bought directly at the pharmacy, they usually only speak Turkish, but showing a box or having written down what you need will help. - Feb 14, 2015
Great. I know a decent number of foreign women who have their babies in Turkey. I know a good number of foreigners who spend their last few months here running around for full medical check-ups, seeing the dentist, and seeing dermatologists before returning to the U.S. where these things cost more. People say great things about medical care and costs of medical care here. - Jun 10, 2014
None, great hospitals. - Apr 4, 2014
Like in the U.S., there are good doctors and great dentists but you have to find them. Go with a good recommendations from the Embassy and employees. Most expat women have their children here. - Mar 31, 2014
Good healthcare but very expensive. - Mar 30, 2014
Medical care is excellent, but not cheap. - Jul 28, 2013
Great medical care in general. - Aug 4, 2011
Hospitals are good, and the dental care is great. There is also a doctor at the embassy. - Jul 14, 2010