Until today, visitors especially to the tourist areas that by the thousands arrived in Greece in the summer and needed health services, they did not pay any amount……..
Finally, the free Primary Health Care services for tourists and in general the non-permanent residents of our country, as well as the Ministry of Health with an order that it promoted in the bill for ODIPY, imposes a minimum indemnity when providing health services.
Until now, tourists were only required to pay for their hospitalizations, while now with the new provision they will be obliged to pay a ticket 20 euros in Health Centers, at the Regional Clinics, in the Outpatient Clinics of the Hospitals but also in other structures of emergency medicine.
The leadership of the Ministry of Health with this amendment hopes to raise significant funds, especially during the summer months, with which, as noted, Health Centers will be strengthened. The provision provides for the extension of its Law 2017 which described compensation only for hospitals by tourists and non-residents of our country: "In all public structures providing Primary Health Care and emergency medical services in the first and second degree.
particularly, The minimum compensation of the public system for the provision of health services to non-permanent residents of Greece in structures of provision of primary health care and emergency medical care is introduced, that is, health centers of health districts, regular outpatient clinics and hospital emergency departments ".
Until today, visitors especially to the tourist areas that by the thousands arrived in Greece in the summer and needed health services, they did not pay any amount. That’ this is now defined as the minimum wage 20 euro.
clarified, in any case, that this provision does not affect additional sickness benefits in kind such as blood tests, illustrative etc., which will continue to be costed, in accordance with the applicable provisions and procedures