The quality of healthcare in Cyprus is generally of an extremely high standard, as would be expected of a European Union member nation. Foreign nationals entering the country are not required to have any vaccinations or immunizations prior to arriving. Most of the country's medical professionals have trained outside of Cyprus; typically in the UK or USA, at some of the best schools, this means that they are able to provide extremely high quality treatment.
The majority of Cypriot healthcare services are provided by the government free of charge to eligible persons. Individuals covered under the Cypriot public healthcare service are government employees, households with more than three children, and households that fall within certain income brackets. Anyone working in Cyprus, regardless of how long they have been in the country or their nationality, must register with their district labor office for the Cypriot social insurance. After registering an individual will then receive one of two Cypriot healthcare cards, which have their benefits based on a household's average yearly income.
Generally the healthcare system in Cyprus is run as a mixture of both public and private services, with many individuals in the country opting to obtain private health insurance coverage. This is due to the fact that individuals who have a yearly income of more than EUR 37,590 have to pay for their medical treatment, and despite the extensive government regulations in place with regards to healthcare costs, treatment prices can often be more expensive than the average person can handle.
In addition to covering the costs of treatment at private medical facilities, private health insurance allows policyholders faster access to treatment than the national insurance scheme provides in addition to allowing these individuals treatment at the best hospitals around the island. This is key when the Cypriot healthcare scheme is closely examined, slow treatment times and a large amount of fragmentation between the various government departments in charge of providing healthcare and medical services to the Cypriot population mean that despite the overall high levels of excellence associated with the healthcare services, the overall provision of those services is lacking.
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