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Patient Repatriation from Turkey with Medical Repatriation UK

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Patient Repatriation from Turkey with Medical Repatriation UK

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Turkey, with its popular holiday resorts and cities like Antalya, Izmir, Istanbul and Fethiye, attracts many tourists during the holiday season every year. The charming landscape and the riviera, value for money and the hospitality of the people are some of the many reasons tourists choose to spend their annual holidays here.

But what happens in the event of an accident or a sudden illness or any other emergency? Medical services & care in many areas of Turkey are not as good as it is in the UK, specifically in the case of an emergency. Medical evacuation (medevac) using air ambulances (mostly in the form of an ambulance jet) from Turkey to the UK is often necessary in many emergency cases to transport patients back home swiftly.

We, Medical repatriation UK, are a leading air ambulance company and medevac company specialised in the transport of patient by air through our access to a diverse fleet of air ambulance jet. Our company can transport you quickly and unbureaucratically back to your home country by Air and ground, whether you have insurance or in most emergency cases. Our air ambulances are always just one quick call away for the next flight. 

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Medical standards in Turkey

No matter the state of our patients, regardless of whether you have had an accident in Turkey or have suddenly been taken ill, you cannot expect the same medical standards as in the UK. Now and again, you meet doctors and medical personnel in Turkish hospitals who have been trained in the UK but that is not the norm. Often, language barriers also complicate getting the correct treatment in a Turkish hospital. Medical evacuation flights by air ambulance often become most the viable option for an efficient recovery back home. If your health condition does not allow you to return under your own steam, Medical Repatriation UK can help with facilitating the medevac process.

Our service includes:

  • planning and carrying out the Air journey in an ambulance aircraft jet or any other appropriate aircraft
  • communicating with the doctors treating the patient and providing constant support throughout the medical evacuation process
  • handling all official communication
  • bed-to-bed patient transport

When British Turks fall ill during a family visit

People of Turkish origin often have a strong sense of home and travel to Turkey several times a year. They live and work in the UK and are also insured there. If an accident occurs in Turkey, their overseas health insurance will take effect. However, it often does not cover all the costs, with medical evacuation by air often not being included in the insurance policy.

If medical repatriation from Turkey is on the cards, some insurance companies like to take advantage of the grey area: only 'medically necessary' patient repatriations will be covered. The doctors employed by the insurance company are the ones who decide what is medically necessary. If the insurer has refused to take on the costs, you or your relatives can contact Medical Repatriation UK. We can fly you back to the UK for further treatment, even without valid insurance.

Sick in Turkey without overseas health insurance

Anyone who is of Turkish origin living in the UK, and has not taken out any travel insurance before their holiday, has to bear the treatment costs in Turkey on their own. This is why medical repatriation and medical evacuation from Turkey makes sense: only the treatment costs in the UK or the EU are paid by the UK health insurance system.

Help during longer stays in Turkey

Some Turkish people resident in the UK don't just go to Turkey for a short holiday, but live there for much longer; for example, because they spend their retirement in Turkey, decide to study in Turkey or develop their career, their overseas health insurance often no longer covers the costs of treatment in the event of an accident or a sudden illness: the insurance is only designed to cover short trips. In this case, contact Medical Repatriation UK immediately. We will bring you home quickly and safely, even without insurance coverage.

How do I organise medical repatriation from Turkey?

Call our service number and let us advise you free of charge on your medical repatriation by helicopter, air ambulance or scheduled airliner. Once you have decided on one of the options we offer, we will immediately organise your medical repatriation from Turkey from bed to bed. The aircraft or helicopter will be fitted with modern technical equipment and the flight will be accompanied by experienced medical staff. Both the equipment and the composition of the medical team will be adapted to your medical condition.

How much does medical repatriation from Turkey cost?

The cost of patient repatriation from Turkey depends on various factors. These include your health condition, the urgency of your request and the number of accompanying persons. Of course, the distance to be covered also plays an important role. Hence, we calculate every quotation individually.

Any further questions?

For more information about medically-accompanied patient repatriations, we recommend our FAQ. We have compiled the answers to many common questions for you here.

Contact us now about your medical repatriation

Our experienced international team is at your disposal at any time for a consultation or a non-binding quotation tailored to your particular case. Please contact our 24-hour service:

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