Health Tourism in Turkey

The first 5 countries in the world in terms of the number of international patients, respectively; USA, Germany, Thailand, India and Turkey.

Every hospital in our country is audited every year by the Ministry of Health, Health Efficiency, Quality and Accreditation Department, in line with the Quality Standards in Health. Various studies have started to strengthen the health tourism infrastructure in universities and public hospitals as well as private hospitals in Turkey.

All hospitals serve according to national accreditation criteria and are inspected twice a year. All transactions and coordination related to health tourism are under the responsibility of the Ministry of Health, as required by law. The Ministry of Health, by establishing the Department of Health Tourism, works for the development of health tourism in Turkey, publishes books and organizes summits. 

Private, public and university hospitals, especially in Istanbul and Ankara, are equipped with the highest technology in the world. In many hospitals in Turkey, advanced technology health services are provided in oncological treatments, cardiovascular surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, pediatric surgery, aesthetic surgery, eye and dentistry branches.

Private and public hospitals built in the last 10 years have a great structure that provides quality health services with their technological equipment and physical conditions. In addition, in terms of resources on thermal tourism, Turkey ranks seventh in the world and first in Europe. Well-equipped and well-established thermal hotels have started to be built rapidly in this area.

With its climate, natural beauties, historical and cultural regions, Turkey invites you to benefit from the health services in our country for a healthy life by combining the high standards of health services in hospitals and thermal facilities.

Turkey As The Right Address for Health Tourism

World countries now recognize Turkey as its new health partner and emerging medical tourism center.

By combining its medical and thermal tourism resources, spa and wellness facilities with five-star hotels, Turkey offers quality and affordable tourism packages to health tourists.

With its perfect geographical location, Turkey can be reached easily and in a short time from many countries. Turkey has transferred the tradition of hospitality from its past to the understanding of service in health tourism. 

Turkey has very well trained and educated manpower in the health sector. There is no problem in communication with doctors and health workers who speak a foreign language. A health tourist can easily get an answer to any question that arises in his mind. In addition, before and after the operation, both doctors and nurses provide sufficient information to the health tourist who is being treated and ensure that the morale is good.

The demand for thermal tourism is higher in Northern Europe and Scandinavian countries, where rheumatic diseases are seen intensely due to climate disadvantages. Our country, which has relative advantages in terms of climate, price, security and transportation, is in an extraordinarily advantageous position in terms of medical tourism, spa & wellness and spa tourism, advanced age and sports tourism and has the qualifications to appeal to all segments. In addition, Turkey is in a position to be an important health and thermal tourism destination country for the Middle East countries, due to its geographical proximity, natural and climatic conditions that are not available in their countries, and cultural similarity factors.

Significant increases have been recorded in travels from these regions, thanks to the recent visa exemptions, conveniences provided at the borders, and other political and cultural relations with the Middle East countries. Due to the high health expenditures in developed countries, the tendency to provide health services from lower cost countries is increasing in order to reduce the treatment services of patients.

Experts predict that the demand for Dentistry and Plastic surgery will continue to increase, so that there will be a significant demand for overseas services, and it will be replaced by heart surgery, which is the main element of health tourism. Turkey is ready to provide services within the scope of health tourism, primarily to approximately 1 billion people in neighboring countries, with the quality and economic health services it provides.