02-08-2021 - Tips & Guides

Urgent Services and Hospitals in Istanbul

Make sure you remain safe on your trip to Istanbul! When visiting Istanbul, you will be on the move a lot, and minor inconveniences can arise. As a result, we created this helpful post to list the best hospitals in Istanbul. Keep these in mind if you experience something that affects your health during your Istanbul trip!


What To Do If You Get Sick in Istanbul?

If you have minor aches and pains (diarrhea, sore throat, cold), or if you need medication, you can visit a pharmacy (eczane). In Istanbul, pharmacies are plentiful and easily identifiable. Pharmacists in tourism hotspots are always fluent in English, well-educated, and willing to assist you.

You have a few choices if the illness cannot be handled by a pharmacist and requires medical attention. There are the emergency centers and hospitals, for starters. There are government-run hospitals in Istanbul. Since they have treatment almost for free, expect long lines and minimal equipment. A visit to one of the private hospitals is another choice (see below for two of the best private hospitals in Istanbul). These hospitals are well-equipped, have entrances that rival those of 5-star hotels, and employees that are fluent in one or two foreign languages, but they charge fees that may add up.

If you or one of your travel companions are embroiled in an emergency situation, the ambulance would most likely transport the injured to the Taksim İlk Yardım Hastanesi (Taksim First Aid Hospital), which is situated across from the German Hospital in Taksim, Istanbul.

Now, let's have a look at some of Istanbul's top private hospitals.


Acibadem Hospital in Istanbul

Acibadem in Istanbul began as a district hospital in 1991 and has since expanded to become a healthcare ecosystem. Acibadem Health Group operates 22 hospitals and 14 medical centers in 18 countries and uses a "360-degree" delivery model in all fields of healthcare through partnered organizations and Acibadem University. 

Acibadem Health Group, which opened its first hospital in 1991, currently employs about 22.500 people, including 3.500 physicians and 4.500 nurses, across 22 clinics and 14 community centers.

Thanks to its technology and facilities, Acibadem Adana, Acibadem Atakent, Acibadem Maslak, Acibadem Sistina, Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda, and Acibadem City Clinic Umbal Eood Hospitals provide diagnostic and care services in accordance with JCI accreditation and accredited health standards. Aside from hospitals and emergency centers, Acibadem Health Group offers customers "360-degree" healthcare facilities in all medical departments by associated organizations with complementary services. This is one of the best private hospitals in Istanbul.


Medical Park Istanbul

Medical Park Hospitals - the admiral ship of the MLP Care Healthcare Group - was established in 1993 and is Turkey's largest private hospital group, with 25 hospitals. With an indoor space of more than 760 thousand square meters, 200 operating theaters, and 5,200 beds, we have remained at the forefront of the industry since opening our first hospital in 1993.

Enabling all patients, irrespective of socioeconomic status, access healthcare services at international standards based on the principle “healthcare for all", Medical Park not only closely monitors all advanced technologies and therapeutic methods worldwide, but it also aims to serve as a model which supports science and innovative practices.

Gathering specialists, patient-oriented service approach, and multi-disciplinary work under one roof, Medical Park Hospitals provides quality diagnostic and therapeutic services in all hospitals, including three accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI). You can go to this hospital if you need an urgent service in Istanbul.


Are Istanbul Tourist Pass Attractions Covid-Safe?

Yes! We take cautions very seriously, and so do the museums. In comparison to other countries, Istanbul is a low-risk travel destination, and travel experts take the precautions very seriously. During museum tours, social distance is preserved, and masks are required at all times. At any given time, the number of visitors is restricted. Furthermore, since the Istanbul Tourist Pass is entirely digital, there is a lower risk of transmission when registering or visiting Istanbul's museums and palaces such as Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace.

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