How Can You Access Healthcare in Greece?
Emergency care is administered in Greece regardless of your nationality or status of being in the country.
While living in Greece, you will be entitled to use the public healthcare system, although the degree to which you pay will depend on your residency status. If you are working in Greece, have a social security number, and are making public health insurance contributions, then you’ll be entitled to the same level of care as Greek citizens.
Otherwise, you will have to pay for 100% of your medical costs while living in Greece if you fall outside of these parameters.
Alternatively, by taking out international health insurance, you will be able to access the private sector and avoid long waiting times and public hospital overcrowding. Private health cover may prove particularly useful if you’re living in rural areas, although the best private hospitals are unsurprisingly found in Athens.