Patient Guide

A Step-By-Step Guide For International Patients

Medical tourism has come to prominence in Turkey recently, with a year-on-year increase in the number of foreign patients to choose medical packages that offer a combination of treatment, holiday and transportation. High treatment costs and long waiting lists in some foreign countries have impelled people to look for countries where they can receive high-quality treatment, as well as a visit for a vacation.

Main reasons for selecting Turkey for treatment include:

  • the capacity for high-quality services,
  • comparatively lower prices for the same service in the patient’s home country,
  • well-recognized physicians,
  • high-tech medical technology,
  • Turkey’s reputation as a tourist destination.

The Medicalist Turkey ensures to be at your disposal for 24/7 with the following services:

  • Scheduling appointments,
  • Admissions to the hospital,
  • Travel and accommodation arrangements,
  • Assisting with visa procedures,
  • Assisting with international insurances,
  • Interpreter services between doctors and patients,
  • Provide cost estimation of tests and treatments,
  • Medical report follow-up after discharge and consultations,
  • Air and ground ambulance services,
  • Financial transactions,
  • Discharge process and follow-up care.


Submit your personal information and medical records on our Medical Second Opinion page. We will consult our  collegues and revert to you with a suitable treatment plan, cost estimations and duration of stay in Istanbul. A Medicalist Turkey representative will be in touch with you within 24 hours of your initial inquiry.

Alternatively, you can also directly request an appointment with our collegues via mail (

Your medical appointments will be scheduled according to your confirmations.


All medical treatments are performed at our state-of-the-art facilities equipped with the latest technology and equipment, by our internationally-trained surgeons, doctors, nurses and medical experts.

You will receive a complete medical file once your treatment is finished as well as be informed of necessary follow up requirements. Medical reports will be provided in English.


A Medicalist Turkey representative can assist you with accommodation reservations at preferential corporate rates at nearby hotels or short-term stay  self catering apartments based on your preferences. We will arrange complementary airport-hotel-hospital transfers in line with your travel and medical appointment arrangements.


The duration of your stay in Istanbul will depend on the nature of your treatment. You may or may not require ICU and/or inpatient hospitalization care (detailed information is given in MSO inquiries).

According to your needs, Medicalist Turkey representatives will assist you and your family members to ensure maximum comfort away from home.


We understand that planning a medical journey can get hectic – there are flights and accommodation to be arranged, medical assistance (if required) and appointments to be organized, and visa paperwork requirements for certain citizens – therefore it is our purpose to ease and assist you throughout every step of the journey as much as possible.

Our Center for International Patients (Medicalist Turkey) is dedicated entirely to provide international patients with a comprehensive service covering every aspect from the initial inquiry through to their return back home. Furthermore, a multilingual team will be available to assist and interpret throughout your medical consultations.

Medical Second Opinion (MSO) inquiries are responded to within a 24 to 48 hour time frame.

  • Medical Second Opinions
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Hospital admissions
  • Travel and accommodation arrangements
  • Interpreter services
  • Air and ground ambulance services
  • Financial transactions
  • Discharge process and follow-up care
What does the Center for International Patients charge?

The Center for International Patients does not charge any fees. Medical Second Opinions and accommodation assistance are free-of-charge. Additionally, we provide complementary interpreter and transfer services during your stay in Istanbul.

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Will there be language problems?
Do I need to tell my doctor at home?
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What is not included in the cost for treatment?
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Who will be dealing with the details of my case during my stay?
Can I know the doctors’ credentials?
If I’m taking family member(s), when can they travel?

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Contact Information

Medicalist Turkey
Fulya Mah Büyükdere Cad.
Beyazıt İş Merkezi No. 86 Kat.4
Şişli, İstanbul, Türkiye

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