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Health Care Facts and Information

If you are moving to Cyprus you will initially need to arrange to obtain the appropriate E-Form from your Doctor in your own Member State, in order that you may obtain health care on the island.

Since 1960, the year of Cyprus's independence, emphasis has been given to Prevention, a necessary aspect of Health Care. Cyprus now has an international reputation for its Prevention Programs which have managed to practically eliminate diseases such as Malaria, Tuberculosis and Echinococcus.

A Cancer Prevention Program has now been launched with the use of a Moving Cancer Diagnosis Unit which enables every woman in Cyprus to take advantage of the Pap-Test and Mammography free of charge.

Scans such as the MRI, the CT, the Ultrasound, Extra-corporal Fertilization modalities, Lithotripsia, Mammography, Osteoporosis early detection Tests and almost any other High-Tech Diagnostic Tool are available to the public. Cyprus also has special centers for kidney and corneal transplantations as well as Open Heart Surgery.

Below, we have copied for you, information from a leaflet produced by the Ministry of Health outlining what is required Under EU Regulations for you to obtain Health Care if you are moving to Cyprus. More information can be obtained from their website at: The Ministry of Health Nicosia


'Health Care in Cyprus Under EU Regulations'

Under EU regulations, health care can be provided in Cyprus for people from other EU Member States. The health care is provided on the same basis as is provided to a Cypriot national and is available at any of the Government Medical Institutions in the country.

To obtain heath care if you are moving to Cyprus, you must initially be in possession of an appropriate E - Form or a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from your own Member State. You are entitled to health care if your are moving to Cyprus and you fall into one of the categories listed below. You will also see from the table below, which particular E - Form you need.


Category of Person


Temporary visitor or tourist - E111 or EHIC

A pensioner coming to live permanently in Cyprus - E121

A worker from another Member State posted to work in Cyprus less than one year - E111 or EHIC

A worker from another Member State posted to work in this country for more than one year - E106

A U.K. person under pension age coming to live permanently in Cyprus. - E106 (residual)

A student - E111

Dependants living in Cyprus but insured worker living in another Member State - E109

A person from another Member State in receipt of Unemployment Benefit and seeking work in Cyprus - E111 or EHIC

A person in receipt of Industrial Injuries Benefit or an occupational disease - E123

A person referred to Cyprus for specific medical treatment - E112

What medical treatment will these e-forms entitle me to?

FORM E111 or EHIC:

The form E111 or EHIC entitles you to receive any medically necessary treatment that you may need during your stay in Cyprus. If you are moving to Cyprus and have not got a form E111 or EHIC when attending at a State Hospital, it may be possible for you to obtain such a form by contacting your “home” administration who may be able to provide you with the relevant documentation. If you do not have the Required E – Form or EHIC, the state hospital authorities are entitled to charge you for the treatment provided, but you may claim reimbursement later from your home Member State.

FORMS E106, E109, E121:

If you are in possession of any of these forms, you MUST register with the Cyprus Ministry of Health. On arrival in Cyprus, you should contact a State Hospital or the Ministry of Health, where you will be given an application form for a Cyprus Medical Card. The completed application form should be submitted to a state hospital or the Ministry of Health together with the appropriate E-form and supporting documents required according to instructions. If you are a Pensioner, you will also need some form of proof to confirm that you are receiving a Pension from your “home” State. The application will be processed by the Ministry of Health as quickly as possible. The Cyprus Medical card will entitle you to receive health care on moving to Cyprus for the duration covered by the card.

FORM E123:

This E123 Form entitles you to receive treatment on moving to Cyprus for your industrial injury or occupational disease only. To receive treatment for any other medical condition under the EU Regulations, you must also be in possession of another E-form. The form E123 should always be presented to the hospital authorities when treatment is required for your industrial injury or prescribed disease. If you have been issued with form E123, and you have decided you are moving to Cyprus and taking up permanent residence, you should let the Cypriot authorities know that you hold this form.

FORM E112:

On moving to Cyprus you should immediately present this form to the state hospital authorities when you attend for your treatment.

Ministry of Health: 10 Markou Drakou Street, 1448 Lefkosia(Nicosia)
Tel: 22 400207/ 22 305354. Fax: 22 305346
Web site: www.moh.gov.cy

Below, we have listed a few of the more prominent Medical Centres and Hospitals in the Paphos region with details of the services and treatments available to ensure you are well looked after and get the most out of your Cyprus living.


- PAPHOS GENERAL HOSPITAL: Anavargos Street, Anavargos, Paphos

Tel: 26-240111, Emergencies 26- 240100.Providing the same service for people moving to Cyprus and residents alike


- SAINT GEORGE'S PRIVATE HOSPITAL: 29, Eleftheriou Venizelou Avenue, Paphos. Tel: 26 947000

Established in 1990 and commenced operation in March 1992.

Patient Care: All patient rooms have en-suite toilet and bathroom, fully adjustable bed, telephone, and television with video channel. A nurse call system is installed in each room. 

Operating Theatres: The hospital has two major theatre suites, plus an orthopaedic theatre. In addition, there is a major theatre suite on the maternity wing. All theatres are fully equipped to the highest standard.

Recovery and Rehabilitation unit: This unit provides short, medium and long-term care facilities, with physiotherapy available. Full occupational therapy is also provided.

Intensive care unit: A three-bed intensive care unit.

Specialist Laboratories: Cardiological, X-Ray, microbiological, in vitro fertilization, ophthalmic, ETN.
Outpatient department: There are 11 separate consulting rooms on the ground floor.

- EVANGELISMOS HOSPITAL: 87 Vasileos Constantinou, Paphos. Tel: 26 848 000 Fax: 26 911 883 


Services: Information Center, Clinical Services, General (Internal) Medicine, Cardiology Department, Radiology Department, Obstetrics Department, Dental Department, Microbiology Laboratory, Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, Casualty Department, Urology Department, General Surgery Department, Orthopaedics & Trauma Surgery, IVF & Fertility Department.


- IASIS PRIVATE HOSPITAL: 8 Voriou Epirou, Paphos 

Tel: 26 848 484 Fax: 26 848 300

Modern private hospital featuring 24 hour medical assistance, intensive care unit and casualty department.



- ST. JAMES MEDICAL CENTRE: 8 Tombs of the Kings Avenue in Kato Paphos. Tel: 26 949 100/99 675 634 Fax: 26 951 461

Services: General surgery, cardiology, urology, paediatrics, gynaecology and an accident and emergency unit for emergency treatment


- BLUE CROSS MEDICAL CENTRE: 51, Demokratias Avenue, Paphos.

Tel: 26 221 111 Fax: 26 944 998

If you are moving to Cyprus, the centre offers the most comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient treatment and services with state of the art, medical equipment.

In patient care headed-up by a UK-trained and qualified SRN with extensive international nursing experience.

All rooms are en-suite and fully air-conditioned. They have satellite television, direct-dial telephones and a nurse-call system.

Intensive care unit and a separate maternity nursery. Three modern theatres provide for minor and major operations.

The out-patient department consists of specialist's consulting rooms, In-house laboratory, X-ray suite, a mobile X-ray unit and image intensifier available for use with in-patients and in the theatres.

The Medical Centre has its own pharmacy and operates a 24-hour Casualty Department. A dental surgeon is available for all dental emergencies and prosthetic requirements.

The Casualty Department operates its own ambulance service for home, hotel or airport transfers.