Are there any vaccinations I should get or other health precautions to take as I prepare for my move to your city? 

No vaccinations are required, but please remember to bring medical records for you and your family with you.
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Before I get sick, what should I know about seeking medical care in your city as an expat? 

Expats and Middle class Turks would normally use private hospitals and clinics. There are numerous options for emergency and outpatient services and most are open 24 hours a day.
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What is the word for "doctor" in the local language? 

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What is the best way to locate a suitable health care provider? 

This will depend on where you live, but friends and co-workers are generally the best source for recommendations.
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Do expats in the area tend to leave the city/area/country to seek medical care?  If so, why and where do they go? 

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What is the number to call to summon help in an emergency?  List medical/fire/police. 

  • Medical - 112
  • Fire - 110 
  • Police - 155

If you don't speak Turkish, though, there is little point in calling the emergency services as they are rarely manned by anyone other than Turkish-only speakers. It is best to have a Turkish-speaking friend or colleague that you can contact in the event of an emergency.
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What do I do if there's an emergency in the middle of the night—or at another time when my normal doctor/clinic is unavailable? 

There are private hospitals and clinics offering 24-hour services. It is wise to be aware of the facility nearest your home; if the patient is mobile, conscious and breathing is stable, you may opt to take the patient there. Alternatively, ask a Turkish-speaking friend or colleague to call emergency services.


How will I recognize a pharmacy?  What is it called in the local language? 

There is always one pharmacy (Nobetci Eczane) in each district open 24 hours for emergencies. The name and address of the on-duty pharmacy is displayed in all other pharmacies.
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Is the water safe to drink? 

Tap water is heavily chlorinated, therefore relatively safe to drink, but rather unpleasant in taste.  Bottled water is a more agreeable and inexpensive alternative.
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