Health Tourism & International Health in Istanbul

The Health Tourism Unit is part of the Department of Private Inpatient Health Services at the TR MoH Health Directorate of Istanbul, authorized to monitor & supervise international health care provision throughout the city. Public & private health care services are governed & regulated through licensing, certification processes, informational, promotional activities, coordination, facilitation services, periodical inspections, enforcement of mandatory data entry, analyses of the foreign patient registration system, patient complaint investigations & performance reviews, With general oversight, the unit aims for quality improvement in the delivery of international health services in Istanbul. By current legislation, the area of health tourism covers medical tourists, tourists seeking medical care during their travel, patients receiving service under bilateral country agreements & under agreeements with the TR Social Security Institution.